Network Rail, the UK rail-management agency, has condemned as “incredibly dangerous” the actions of two teenager girls who were caught on camera performing handstands on a railway line near Nottingham this summer.
Footage of the incidents, from July, was released by Network Rail on November 29. The footage also showed others stopping to take photos on the tracks, and lying down on them.
Network Rail said such behavior could have had fatal or life-changing consequences.
“Trains cannot stop quickly or swerve out of the way, so it is vital that anyone using a level crossing follows the guidance and crosses quickly, without stopping,” Network Rail said.
“The railway is not a photo opportunity and it is never safe to stop or hang around on the tracks. The two girls doing handstands are completely oblivious to the dangers they are putting themselves in. This incident could have ended in tragic consequences for them, as well as their friends and family,” Gary Walsh, director for Network Rail’s East Midlands route, said. Credit: Network Rail via Storyful