Dic­ing with dan­ger at DART cross­ing

May 1986

Bray People - - NEWS -

The level cross­ing for the Dart ser­vice near Bray Rail­way Sta­tion has be­come a fo­cus for dan­ger­ous pranks and dares. Youths leav­ing nearby dis­cos and pubs af­ter a night of drink­ing wait at the level cross­ing for a train to ap­proach and then run in front of it just sec­onds be­fore it reaches the cross­ing. To carry out th­ese dares they ig­nore the nearby foot­bridge pro­vided for cross­ing the line and de­lib­er­ately force their way past the crash bar­ri­ers. Th­ese in­ci­dents have be­come so fre­quent in re­cent weeks that the SIE staff at nearby Daly Sta­tion have be­come very con­cerned about a pos­si­ble ac­ci­dent. ‘It’s re­ally very dan­ger­ous and if one of th­ese ju­ve­niles was to fall while run­ning in front of a train they could be se­ri­ously in­jured or even killed,’ said the sta­tion master. ‘ They seem to do this as an act of bravado to show off to their friends, but it is a re­ally stupid and dan­ger­ous thing to do.’

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