Thursday 16 August 2018

'This will inevitably result in a fatality' - new photo of teens 'train surfing' emerges

Teens 'train surfing' on a Dart train
Teens 'train surfing' on a Dart train
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

A new photo has emerged of teenagers engaged in 'train surfing' amid growing concerns a serious accident is inevitable.

Earlier this week a photo showed two teenage boys squeezed between two carriages as the Dart train arrived at Killester Station, north Dublin.

Now a new photo has emerged of two youths 'scutting' on the side of a Dart train in Dublin.

The photo, taken earlier this year, was sent to by a concerned reader.

"Information on individuals involved and details on where this photo was found was passed to Irish Rail via a local councillor", the reader, who asked to remain anonymous, told

Irish Rail said earlier this week: “Instances such as this are rare. Our drivers are trained to be vigilant of such behaviour and we have teams of roving security that patrol the Dart area.

“This is an extremely dangerous behaviour and we appeal to parents and young people to desist from this activity to prevent any tragic outcome.”

Dublin Mayor Michael Mac Donncha said he feared copycats in the wake of the incident earlier this week.

“I am very concerned,” he said. “There might be copycat behaviour which will inevitably result in a fatality.”

“Train surfing” led to six deaths in five years in Britain, according to British Transport Police.

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