HS1 Fatality 01/06/2015

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  1. Mag_seven

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    I note there was a fatality on HS1 today. I thought HS1 was well fenced off (electric fencing?) to prevent this type of thing?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-32961199

     
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    Anyone determined enough will usually find a way sadly.
     
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    All UK railways are fenced off.
     
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    Hence my use of the term well fenced off when asking about HS1 fencing. I would have thought it would be more "robust" than other railway fencing.
     
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    Yes the fencing is of a very high standard with regular patrols by Land Sheriffs
     
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    The incident was reported as being near Boxley tunnel. Doesn't seem particularly difficult to access.
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    EDIT - this YouTube video shows that there's also an overbridge nearby. If the author of this video can get this close, there's no reason why anyone else can't.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yICOxZCs-EQ
     
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