Network Rail releases footage of women suffering embarrassing slips and falls at railway stations
Videos released to highlight the dangers of falling at stations
Network Rail has released video footage of women suffering embarrassing falls at railway stations.
The videos have been released to highlight the dangers of falling at stations, especially for women wearing heels while drunk, carrying luggage or running for trains.
In one clip titled 'the reverse plank' a woman in a miniskirt slips over at Euston station, jamming her high heels into an escalator which then carries her upside down all the way to the top.
Another video, titled 'the mad dash and crash' shows a woman falling head first into a platform as she is running to catch her train in Leeds.
A third video, called 'the pole dance crunch' and also filmed in Leeds, shows two women swirling around a pole before falling face first onto the platform.
Robin Gisby, managing director for network operations for Network Rail, said: “A combination of more people carrying Christmas shopping, trailing wheelie suitcases, wet and windy weather and people travelling late after festive parties, make December a time where we see more people take a tumble.”
”We don’t want to see anyone hurt at our stations so we’ll be doing what we can to keep concourses dry and clean and signposting lifts clearly for those with heavy luggage.”
“Please plan ahead so you don’t end up rushing to catch your train - falling over could be a miserable end to an enjoyable evening.”
Between April 2011 and March 2012, there were almost 1,500 incidents of people slipping at railway stations. More than 400 incidents involved a person who was drunk.
10 per cent of incidents took place in December, with Fridays the most common day for a slip or trip. A third of the incidents took place between 5pm and 2.30am.
Assistant Chief Constable Alan Pacey of British Transport Police said: !It’s always important to remain aware of your surroundings, particularly at this time of year when more of us are out shopping and partying.”
“We will be supporting rail staff, especially during the evenings, to help them ensure everyone has a safe and secure journey.”
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