Parents in the North West are being urged to warn their children against trespassing on railway tracks over summer.
Just under 170 young people in the UK have died by taking short-cuts or thrill seeking on railways over the last 10 years. Just under half were aged under 25 years old.
National statistics show trespass doubled in August compared to December.
In response to this seasonal surge in incidents, officers from British Transport Police are stepping up patrols across the region.