It’s fair to say that all lines be they heritage or network suffer from track trespass occasionally. And this is not always done by youngsters. In my experience of catching trespassers they can be of any age and of either sex.
At the moment we are having problems with this around the Orton Mere station. With pupils going to and from school.
So this blog post is aimed at locals to the NVR.
Please remember it is an offence to trespass on a railway. It’s a dangerous place. Trains can run at any time and on any of the lines.
Now I am aware that the above video is of a train on the national network but the principal is the same.
A few hundred tons of train can’t dodge a trespasser and just because a train is on a heritage railway does not mean it weighs less. Walking on the track or beside the track is dangerous, there are numerous trip hazards some more visible than others.
So if you are one of those who trespass on railways just remember that railways can kill they are dangerous places. Graveyards and crematoriums are full of people who thought trespassing on a railway was not dangerous.