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New figures released by Network Rail has shown that trespassers have now disrupted train travel 1,024 times since the lockdown for COVID-19 began.
People who rely on the railway to get to work were hit by 380 hours of delay because of trespassers, with an average of 34 incidents happening every day.
As train services prepare to increase from next week, Network Rail is urging people to stay off the tracks.
Allan Spence, head of public and passenger safety for Network Rail, said “These figures are disappointing. Trespass is often seen as a young person problem but less than a fifth of the trespass incidents recorded in lockdown involved youngsters. Adults are far more likely to be the ones putting themselves in harm’s way. In addition to the many life-threatening dangers on the railway, trespass has a significant impact on the smooth running of rail services until the culprits can be found. It interrupts vital freight transport and delays those workers who have to travel. As train service levels begin to increase, it is more important than ever for people to stay off the tracks and stay safe.”
Network Rail is working in partnership with British Transport Police on their You vs Train campaign, which was launched in 2018.
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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