Network Rail: 'We do everything we can' to prevent falls

Network Rail said it does "everything we can" to make moving around its train stations as easy and safe as possible, but there are still far too many people injuring themselves where alcohol appears to have been a factor.

CCTV shows a man falling onto the track after trying to kick a pigeon on the platform.
CCTV shows a man falling onto the track after trying to kick a pigeon on the platform. Credit: Network Rail

Robin Gisby, Network Rail’s managing director for network operations, said: “We want people to enjoy their evenings and get home safe".

"The only thing I want to see fall is the number of incidents, so hopefully the campaign will be a gentle reminder for people to take extra care as they travel home through our stations.”

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Drunk rail passengers warned

Network Rail has launched a campaign encouraging people to take extra care after a night out after figures show more than 1,600 people have been injured in the last year at Britain’s biggest railway stations.