Shocking footage has been uploaded to YouTube that shows a woman walking across Barmouth South railway crossing, just as a Transport for Wales Class 158 approaches.
According to the North Wales Live website, John Lewis was awaiting the 15:57 service to Pwllheli, when he noticed the lady ignoring the lights and began to walk across the level crossing.
Thankfully, the driver of the train stopped the train and began to climb out of the cab to speak to the woman.
This is highly dangerous, please do not trespass onto a level crossing when a train is approaching!
What did the officials say?
A Network Rail spokesperson said:
“Deliberate misuse of level crossings is incredibly dangerous and people should never run the risk on the railway.
“We are aware of the incident at Barmouth South level crossing and are in contact with our partners at the British Transport Police.”
A spokesperson for British Transport Police said:
“This video shows how dangerous it can be to misuse a level crossing.
“Ignoring the warning signals and crossing when the barrier is down is incredibly reckless behaviour and this woman risked her life by doing so.”
Quotes thanks to the North Wales Live website, see the full report here.