Network Rail has announced that a rail trespass film has picked up two awards at the EVCOM Film Awards.
Tegan’s Story won Bronze in the documentary category at the EVCOM London Film Awards and a Silver in the health and safety category at the awards presentation, which took place on the 19 November.
Made by Network Rail and The Edge Picture Company tells the story of 16-year-old Tegan Stapleton who was seriously hurt at Bournemouth after she had jumped down onto the tracks to get to her friend on the opposite platform.
The film also tells the quick actions taken by South Western Railway station staff who pulled Tegan away from the tracks and resuscitated her on the platform.
Tracey Capstick, head of safety for Network Rail Wessex, said: “We work tirelessly to educate young people about the risks associated with making the wrong choice around the rail network.
“I’d like to pay tribute to Tegan for telling her story through this powerful film that highlights the devastating and wide-reaching consequences that trespassing on the railway can have.
“Winning these prestigious awards will hopefully result in the film being seen even more widely and prevent others from making the same horrific mistake.”
Pete Stevenson, executive director at The Edge Picture Company, said: “We’re very proud of this film at The Edge and delighted that it has won further recognition from our peers.
“This was such a sensitive and difficult subject, so our all-female production team worked closely with Tegan to earn her trust. Tegan was given final approval to make sure that the film we produced told this amazing story in a way that felt right for her. “
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