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Idiotic commuters have been caught on shocking video risking their lives for a shortcut, by jumping in front of trains and crossing tracks all over Sydney.
7 News has obtained video under right to information laws showing a disturbing trend that is dangerously becoming more common.
Girl seen at St Peters Station pushing her mate onto the track and then filming it. Photo: 7 News
A group of teenagers were captured on CCTV at St Peter's Station on a Saturday night.
One girl is seen pushing her friend onto the tracks into the path of a train and filming it on her phone.
The boy manages to get out of the way of the train just in time.
The boy comes within metres of being run over by the train and the relief on his friend’s faces is clear to see.
They hug him and some grab the backs of their heads in relief.
The group's relief is clear as they hug the boy.
Howard Collins, Sydney Trains Chief Executive, told 7 News: "The train is coming 400 tonnes of it."
Bob Newham from the Rail, Tram and Bus Union told 7 News: "The instances of near misses are on the increase, people are taking a lot more risks."
Another such incident was captured on camera at Macquarie University when a young man risked his life for a phone.
This boy risked his life for a phone at Macquarie University.
One boy was even seen trying to flag down a moving train.
Every year, there are 3000 reports of people on railway tracks. In 2014, 24 were injured. 18 were killed.
This guy tried to flag down a moving train.
Another boy was caught on the tracks trying to pull himself up after popping his bag on the platform.
After trying four times to get onto the platform he gives up and flees just in time, out of the way of a coming train.
"I think it's pathetic in the true sense of the word.
"We all thought about whether my recommendation should be go to the gym but my recommendation is don't even do that stay off the tracks,” Mr Collins added.
Drivers say even the near misses take their toll on drivers
Mr Newham added: "You're not only risking your own life, but you're also affecting somebody else's."
This article first appeared on au.news.yahoo.com
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