Rail warning to youngsters
BRITISH Transport Police are urging parents to remind their children of they danger they face by trespassing on the lines.
The latest statistics show there were 288 fatalities nationally involving trespassers and suicides in 2008, plus 156 hospitalised injured people.
Today a spokeswoman for the British Transport Police said: “I cannot emphasise strongly enough the risks. I would urge all parents and responsible adults to talk to youngsters about the dangers involved and ask them to keep away from the tracks. These kinds of offences are not only costly in terms of industry delays but can cause serious injuries or even death.”
And Network Rail revealed they were working with the police in city.
A spokesman for the operator said: “As the weather gets warmer and the school holidays approach we tend to see an increase in trespass and vandalism on the railways by young people.
“We’re working closely with the British Transport Police to identify any problem areas in Peterborough and make sure railway boundaries are secure.
“The railway can be a dangerous place and anyone trespassing or taking a short cut across the tracks is putting their life at risk.”