Wednesday 16 April 2014

Video: British rail authority releases hilarious CCTV footage to warn of festive dangers at train stations

The reverse plank.

NETWORK rail, the company responsible for the running of most of Britain’s railways, has uploaded a video to YouTube warning users of the dangers found at stations.

The video is comprised of three CCTV clips of accidents which are common around the Christmas period.

The first is called ‘the reverse plank’ sees a woman get dragged up the escalator on her back after the heel on her shoe became lodged.

Another of the CCTV clips is titled ‘The mad dash and crash’ – when a commuter with several bags rushing for a train trips and crashes into the ground.

The final video, called ‘the pole dance crunch’ features two merry women dancing around a pole before becoming tangled and both falling to the ground.

Although intended to be amusing, the video is also intended as a warning to passengers of the dangers which exist in rail stations.

The company said there were 512 accidents this year involving escalators, 900 on the platform and 1,120 cases of passengers tripping and falling down stairs in British rail stations.

400 people fell while running through the station while a further 614 had accidents involving their luggage.

More than 400 of the reported accidents were due to the person being drunk.

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