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British Transport Police Message

Messaging for students 

Hundreds of people each year take on the railway and lose. The railway’s full of hidden dangers. If you’re not hit by an unexpected train you’ll be hit by the lethal current in rails and power lines.

Stepping onto the track at any time or in any circumstance is dangerous. 25,000 volts of electricity can jump from overhead cables, the electrified third rail looks just like an ordinary rail, and modern trains can almost silently reach speeds of 125mph. If you are drunk at a railway station or near the tracks, you're heightening the risk that you will end up unintentionally taking on the railway.

You will be killed or left with catastrophic, life-changing injuries. And your friends and family will be left with the brutal consequences. Everyone loses when you underestimate this opponent. Everyone loses when you step on the track.

Messaging for parents

As lockdown eases and the school holidays approach, we’re expecting trespassing to increase. 

If children and young people are drunk at a railway station or near the tracks, they’re heightening the risk that they will end up unintentionally getting injured on the railway. For this reason, we are urging parents to check in with their children as the summer holiday approach.

Do your teens know the devastating consequences of stepping on the tracks? Make sure your teens know that trespass can have life-changing consequences by showing them the film at https://www.youvstrain.co.uk/ 

Stepping onto the track at any time or in any circumstance is dangerous. 25,000 volts of electricity can jump from overhead cables, the electrified third rail looks just like an ordinary rail, and modern trains can almost silently reach speeds of 125mph.