Trespass warning

A HARD-HITTING video about the dangers of trespassing on the railway has been launched.

Network Rail has released the film to highlight the risk of being electrocuted. The video features a skin biology specialist and an electrical engineer talking about how the power used in overhead wires is ten times more powerful than an electric chair and recounting stories of people who have had their clothes set alight and coins in their pockets melt.

Dyan Crowther, Network Rail’s director of operational services said: “We hope that by getting out this stark warning we can help banish the myths about rail safety and ultimately save lives.”