Network Rail has released a safety video to educate children as lockdown measures begin to ease.
This is a busy time for the safety team at Network Rail as children start to get ready to go back to school.
Becky Crocker, community safety manager for Anglia, would normally visit children in person, but current restrictions prevent this, and even when schools reopen, it is unlikely schools will allow visitors in.
Becky Crocker, Network Rail’s community safety manager for Anglia, said: “The safety of people on and around the railway is our priority and those who deliberately trespass fail to understand the real dangers. That’s why its so important that our safety messages get out to schools and communities across Anglia, especially ahead of the summer when we see more incidents. While I can’t do this in person right now, this video is the next best thing to warn people to stay off the tracks and stay safe.”
Inspector Stephen Webster from British Transport Police, said: “The railway is the safest way to travel in the UK and we welcome all our young travellers. The BTP supports Network Rail in making sure that people stay safe when using the railway and at crossings and stations. Every year sadly, there are too many incidents involving young people which can end up with them hurting themselves and my officers never want to have to attend these. Trespassing and taking shortcuts are never worth it, the risks are too high. Let’s keep the railway safe for everyone.”
The video also features messages from the You vs Train campaign, which Network Rail has worked with British Transport Police.
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