In 2020 there was an increase to 316 near misses with pedestrians at level crossings. This is the second highest level since the time series began in 2002-03.
During the first months of the lockdown, trespassing on Britain’s railways increased by 25%. There continues to be frequent reports of young people trespassing on the railway, putting their lives at risk.
A survey carried out on behalf of Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP), suggests there is a lack of knowledge about the dangers of the railways among young people.
Safety in Action events promote Alcohol Safety with the support of GTR, Network Rail & Southeast Communities Rail Partnership.
Latest Update : 08 March 2021