Selfie takers on the tracks force Preston bound train into emergency stop

Posted on - 1st February, 2021 - 1:47pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, South Ribble News, Transport
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A train had to apply its emergency braking at Hoghton level crossing on Sunday (31 January).


The train had to stop near Preston when a a group of six people were spotted on the lines.

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British Transport Police Lancashire have confirmed that the six people were taking selfies on the tracks.

Network Rail want to remind people about their 2018 campaign, Bossing the Crossing.

According to them the number of pedestrian level crossing incidents is increasing each year, particularly during the Coronavirus pandemic as people explore new and unfamiliar walking routes.


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People should pay attention to all signs at pedestrian crossings on rail tracks and stay aware of their surroundings.

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