WATCH: Teenagers caught on camera risking death by clinging to back of speeding train
Published 25/09/2015 | 11:31
Two teenagers were caught on CCTV clinging to the back of a moving train in order to avoid paying the transport fare.
The footage, published online by Australian train company NSW Transport, shows the young boys perched on a small platform on the edge of a train bound for Sydney.
The boys jumped off the platform at the next stop, which was a mile away from their starting location. Once they hopped off, they mixed with the crowd getting off the train, so transport officials were unable to find them.
Superintendent Jason Joyce told Australia's 9 News that the boys' actions were incredibly dangerous and stupid.
"The stupidity of what they're doing and the danger that they're putting themselves in cannot be understated," he said.
"Obviously if you fall off the train while it’s travelling along the tracks at speed you could end up being seriously injured or killed."
This crime is called 'buffer riding' and has already caused injuries in Sydney.
Earlier this year, another teenager fell off a train while buffer riding and has taken to hospital with head injuries.