'Shocking' train miss video

A 'shocking' video of a man running in front of a train at Crosskeys station is at the forefront of a campaign to try to stop people endangering their lives by trespassing on railways in Wales.

Network Rail: 'Trespass is just not a risk worth taking'

Figures show that despite most people agreeing it’s dangerous to trespass on railway tracks, a third believe they would hear a train in time to move out of the way.

This increases to more than half of 16-24-year-old males.

Too many people think they would hear a train in time to move clear - tragically we know this isn’t the case.

The sound of a train approaching is much quieter than you would imagine, with the wheels pushing noise out sidewards, rather than forwards, and distorting what you hear.

Trespass is just not a risk worth taking.

– Mark Langman, Network Rail Wales Cymru

Risking lives on the rails: 'Shocking' video released

A video of one youngster's near-miss with a train has been released as part of a new Network Rail safety campaign.

The clip shows the young man sprinting across the railway tracks at Crosskeys in a fruitless attempt to board.

His actions have been condemned by Network Rail Wales Cymru as 'shocking', with a spokesperson saying rail trespass is 'just not a risk worth taking'.

There were 18 fatalities here over the past five years and 27 near-misses last year, with incidents occurring both at stations and along the railway.

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