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Police in Melbourne are focusing on rail safety after recording 25 deaths in the city's train network in a year, including a teenager killed this week in a horrific accident.
Acting Inspector Andrew Rowlands said known trouble spots on Melbourne's commuter rail network would be targeted, and officers would hand out significant fines.
'We're looking not only at pedestrian behaviour along railway lines and railway crosses, but also the behaviour of motorists and also concentrating on trespassers on public transport property as well,' he said on Friday.
The new campaign comes after a teenager, believed to be 18 or 19, was hit by a train while walking on rail tracks in Seaford, in the city's far south, despite the train sounding its whistle as it came up behind him.
A pair of headphones was found close to where the teen, wearing a dark hoodie, was killed at 11.45pm (AEST) on Thursday.
His family was notified of his death on Friday afternoon.
Police say the rail safety campaign will include an education program, especially for school-age children.
This article first appeared on www.skynews.com.au
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