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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.

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Train station slips, trips and falls in numbers

As Network Rail launched its new safety campaign urging people to take care on their way home after a night out, it revealed the following statistics:

  • 1,601 slips, trips and falls were recorded at 17 of Britain’s biggest stations
  • 1,422 did not involve a train, 179 did
  • The most incidents - 179 - occurred at Leeds train station
  • The least happened at London Fenchurch Street - just 29 slips, trips and falls

One person has died in the past year following a fall - a man fell down the stairs at Leeds station and hit his head.

He later died from his injuries.

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