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VIDEO: Safety warning after drunk falls under train

Network Rail say a drunken passenger is lucky to be alive after falling under the wheels of a moving train at Piccadilly Station in Manchester.

The man was filmed leaning against a moving carriage.

This footage from Network Rail shows him losing his balance and falling into the gap between the platform and train.

The incident is being used as part of a new safety campaign urging travellers to take extra care at busy stations.


Network Rail: HS2 a 'game-changer' for rail travel

Network Rail has called the government's announcement of the HS2 extension a "game-changer" for Britain's railway network. Chief executive David Higgins said:

Unprecedented growth in the last ten years has seen passenger journeys grow by 50 per cent to almost 1.5bn a year and that number is set to continue to grow. More people use the railways today than at any time since the Second World War, on a network half the size it was then ...

This is a rare chance to stop playing catch-up on capacity.

– David Higgins, chief executive, network rail

He added that Network Rail was already planning to ensure that HS2 would integrate with the existing network with as little disruption as possible.



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