THE EFL Trust is working with local communities to help tackle increasing numbers of railway risk takers and Argyle Community Trust have delivered the railway safety lessons across Devon and Cornwall.
The ‘You vs. Train’ campaign was launched last year by the rail industry and British Transport Police and saw incidents involving children reduce by 12 per cent. This vulnerable group continue to be a high risk. We are now in the middle of Trespass Awareness Week and Argyle’s Joe Edwards has posted the below message.
Responding to the continued problem, the industry’s railway trespass group launched a new phase of the ‘You vs. Train’ campaign, forming partnerships with the EFL Trust and StreetGames to drive the rail safety message directly to this hard-to-reach group.
At the heart of the issue is a lack of understanding and awareness of the risks. Research undertaken among teenagers last year found that, while most are aware that the railway is a dangerous place, most of them did not realise quite how dangerous it is, or the specific dangers they face when they step on the track.