Trespassing on the railway network is a growing problem.

People fail to understand the danger they put themselves and others in when they make the choice to step on the track. Research indicates that this is a persistent issue – particularly amongst boys aged 11 – 18 years old.

There are spikes in the number of trespass incidents at key times throughout the year – one of which is across the summer holidays (late July to early September).

That's why the rail industry and the British Transport Police have launched a new campaign – called ‘You Vs Train’.

This is an industry-wide drive, which aims to:

  • Raise awareness about the dangers of trespassing.
  • Evolve attitudes towards trespassing.
  • Reduce the likelihood of future trespassing.

Warning: video below contains scenes some viewers may find upsetting.

Tom's story

Dan's story

Tegan's story

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