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WATCH: Rail bosses release footage to send strong message - “Short cut across tracks is a short cut to death”

Iarnród Éireann has urged an end to track trespass, as the company revealed that train drivers had 32 “category 1” near misses in 2016 with trespassers, which required drivers to hit the brakes to avoid hitting a person.

Shock CCTV footage from one station alone – Kilbarrack – shows the recklessness involved. One trespasser in December 2016 avoided being killed by a split second, as the Dublin to Belfast Enterprise speeds through at 140 kilometres per hour.

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