Moment three girls risk their lives to sit down on train tracks

Moment three girls risk their lives to sit down on train tracks

04/30/2021

Shocking moment three teenage girls risk their lives to sit down for a chat on train tracks at level crossing

  • Network Rail released the image to highlight the dangers of messing around
  • It’s been forced to close footpath in Burton Joyce, Notts, after 16 near misses 
  • Freight trains hit speeds of 60mph every day between Nottingham and Newark

This is the shocking moment three teenage girls risk their lives to sit down for a chat on the train tracks at a level crossing.  

Network Rail released the image to highlight the dangers of messing around on the railway.

The company has now been forced to close Chestnut Grove footpath in Burton Joyce, Notts., after 16 near misses in the last two years.

CCTV images show three girls sitting in the middle of the level crossing with their handbags resting on the tracks.

CCTV images show three girls sitting in the middle of the level crossing with their handbags resting on the tracks

Every day dozens of freight trains use the line to travel between Nottingham and Newark, often hitting speeds of 60mph.

Vinny Briggs, Route Level Crossing Manager, said: ‘Safety is our main priority and over the last few years we’ve worked to balance this with the needs of the community in Burton Joyce.

‘We’ve seen too many incidents at Chestnut Grove footpath level crossing where people have misjudged or misused it and we have taken the decision to close it.

‘It’s never safe to hang around on a level crossing or trespass on the tracks. Some people don’t seem to realise just how much danger they are putting themselves in.

‘Once the level crossing reopens, it is vital that people concentrate, pay attention to the warning signs and cross safely and directly.’

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