Trespassers On Cambridge Rails Soar In 12 Months

13 April 2017, 09:00

Train on tracks

The number of people risking their lives trespassing on railways in Cambridge has hit a five-year-high.

There were around 120 cases last year, according to Network Rail.

That's a 41% rise since 2015.

Kate Snowden, from Network Rail, says it's not just the obvious people who take risks.

She told Heart: "From the very young, to school children, to the elderly - everyone seems to be doing it.

"If a train hits you, it's probably going to kill you.

"A glancing blow, or a trip, can leave you with life-changing injuries - and that's what tends to frighten young people more.

"Unlike death, they don't think something like that is a reality."

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