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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2018, 09:03:25 pm »

Back to the original point - if your child's head were to come into contact with a freight loco trailing 1,200 tonnes at anything between 5 and 75 mph, the outcome would be sadly predictable I imagine.
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2018, 10:19:24 pm »

But this "advice" doesn't only apply to Trowbridge.
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2018, 11:10:07 am »

50mph according the sectional appendix, though that's purely through the station, it's 60/70 either side

You are quite correct - that's where I got my info from. I either misread, or mistyped  it. 
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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2018, 07:18:08 pm »

14th September - from the BBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-45518597

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The father of a boy photographed with his head hanging over a train platform will face no further action, British Transport Police (BTP) has said.
A picture of the six-year-old went viral after Tim Brown posted the "absolutely unbelievable" scene at Trowbridge station online.
The boy's father Ian Stanton, 46, insisted his son was there "for all of 30 seconds" and was never in danger.
He was interviewed under caution by BTP but faces no further action.
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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2018, 07:35:40 pm »

Bet he will if he allows it again though!
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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2018, 07:44:19 pm »

Bet he will if he allows it again though!

AND its caught on camera !
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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2019, 08:43:16 am »

Mentality of teenage girls described as 'staggering' after they were caught taking 'selfies' on train track

Bromsgrove ... the report is in several places including most recently Somerset Live (other reports I noted yesterday have slipped off my immediate radar)

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Two schoolgirls are caught on camera risking their lives by posing for selfies on live railway lines.

One of the girls, aged around 13 or 14, clambered off the platform and onto the tracks and struck several different poses.

She even dangled her legs off the platform of the station while her pal took snaps of her on her mobile phone.

Horrified signalling staff were forced to halt trains after the girls were spotted messing around at Bromsgrove Station, Worcestershire, last Friday (March 1).

Pictures taken from the railway’s CCTV shows one of the girls leaning over the platform at 5.44pm.
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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2019, 09:08:51 am »


I would hope that BTP would take off any CCTV images and look to give a severe lecture, plus perhaps going into all locality schools for a talk.

However, as they probably don't have the manpower these days, nothing will happen
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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2019, 04:10:46 pm »

BTP have the manpower to visit my son's school (in Bristol)every year to talk about safe use of stations and trains, even without any specific incidents to respond to.
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