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03.12.12

Safety at stations urged by Northern Rail

Northern Rail is launching a campaign to help passengers stay safe on trains and at stations this winter. Posters are being distributed to alert passengers to the dangers of slips, trips and falls.

Between 1 November 2011 and 31 October 2012, there were 354 reported accidents at Northern Rail stations, 67% of which were slips, trips or falls. In December 2011 there were 40 accidents reported.

Northern Rail will also be carrying out a number of roadshows in 2013, visiting the stations with the most reported accidents to raise awareness about the risks of icy weather.

Gary Stewart, safety and assurance director for Northern, said: “Traditionally, there are more accidents at our stations in December than any other month, due to the obvious impact the weather conditions have on our platforms and station floors.

“Our station teams will do everything they can to help keep areas dry, however as the majority of our stations are unmanned, we want to let passengers know how they can avoid hurting themselves by taking extra care.”

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Michael Still   19/02/2016 at 20:10

When on the platforms awaiting train services there lots of dangers lurking around. Be vigilant at all times. I have seen a freight liner train passing and suck a pushchair into its path which landed a long way down the track. Mother had just removed the child. Some lads of to football kicking a ball about the platform which finished up on the track. They jumped down to collect it shortly before a non stop service passing through. Keep safe at all times.

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