It’s nearly the festive season, which means Christmas parties and a sharp increase in alcohol-related incidents around the railway.

This year, in partnership with British Transport Police (BTP), we’re encouraging people to think about unsafe behaviour after a few drinks. It could lead to more than the usual drunken regrets.

Watch this video to see the potentially fatal consequences of dangerous behaviour near the railway:

We see a spike in such incidents near the railway each year, especially:

•             slips trips and falls in stations

•             risk taking at level crossings by drivers or pedestrians jumping or weaving the barrier

•             taking short cuts across the track.

That's why we're advising passengers to stay safe by:

•             Standing back from the platform edge, behind the yellow line

•             Holding onto the handrail on stairs and escalators

•             Walking – not running

•             Staying off the railway tracks

•             Using level crossings safely

•             Speaking to staff if help is needed.

Read more about safety on the railway:

Safety in the community

Station safety

Level crossing safety

Railway safety campaigns