Railway trespass figures reach new high, with 115 deaths in five years

Railway trespass figures reach new high, with 115 deaths in five years

One person an hour encroaches on tracks, and incidents involving young people double during spring and summer

The number of people risking their lives by trespassing on Britain’s railways has reached a peak, figures show.

On average, one person encroaches on the tracks every hour, according to Network Rail and British Transport Police. Last year, there were 8,265 such incidents, up 11% on 2015 and the highest since current records began in 2007.

I spent the next few weeks in hospital and had to have my leg amputated

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Source: Guardian Transport

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