Watch: Harrowing video warns kids off train tracks

British Transport Police releases video showing instances of near-misses of people trespassing on train tracks.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

London underground (illustration)
London underground (illustration)

Network Rail (NR), the body that manages Britain's track system, and the British Transport Police (BTP) have released data showing that instances of trespassing on train tracks doubled from the winter to the summer, apparently due to children and teenagers being off from school and the fact that the days are longer.

Almost 600 trespassing incidents were recorded in August of last year, with only 300 the following December.

According to the data, nearly 170 young people have been killed over the past 10 years after trespassing on the railway, most being hit by trains, and some being electrocuted.

In order to avoid such tragedies in the future, the BTP and the NR have released warnings to parents to make sure to remind their children that train tracks are "dangerous ground", together with the above video illustrating the danger.