Young children risk their lives by laying down, sitting and playing on level crossing where 60mph trains regularly rush through

  • Group of youngsters were spotted sitting and chatting on a busy level crossing
  • Trains regularly travel at speeds of 60mph as they go through Rutland, East Mids
  • Pictures show one of them even lying down on the tiny platform between rails 
  • Network Rail and British Transport Police have released the images as a stark warning to families about the dangers of level crossings over summer holidays

These shocking pictures show a group of young children dicing with death by sitting on a busy railway crossing where trains pass through at 60mph.

The alarming images show at least nine boys and girls, some of them sitting cross-legged while others play and walk along the tracks, in Rutland in the East Midlands.

At one stage the group sit huddled together while one girl lies across the wooden sleepers, seemingly oblivious to any danger.

These shocking pictures show a group of young children dicing with death by sitting on a busy railway crossing where trains regularly pass through at 60mph

The alarming images show at least eight boys and girls, some of them sitting cross-legged while others play and walk along the tracks, in Rutland in the East Midlands

Network Rail and British Transport Police have released the images as a warning to families about the dangers of level crossings during the summer holidays.

Vicki Beadle, community safety manager at Network Rail, said: ‘A split second decision can have life changing consequences, not only for those involved, but also for their family and friends and railway workers.


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‘The railway is not a playground and we would urge parents to speak to their children about how to keep safe at level crossings, stations and when using the railway.’

According to the company, which manages the infrastructure of the UK’s rail network, there have been more than 2,000 incidents on level crossings involving young people in the last five years.

British Transport Police inspector Jacqueline Wilson said: ‘There are numerous dangers on the railway track, we can’t stress enough the risk you are taking when you step on to the line.

‘It can take a matter of seconds for a life to be destroyed.’

 Network Rail and British Transport Police have released the images as a warning to families about the dangers of level crossings during the summer holidays

Vicki Beadle, community safety manager at Network Rail, said: ‘A split second decision can have life changing consequences, not only for those involved, but also for their family and friends and railway workers’

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