Trespassing on the railway network is a growing problem and in 2018 has reached a five year high.
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.