Ring the BTP when you witness it.
This scenario is besides the whole other situation of people forgetting to stand back when a non-stopping train passes through the platform upon which they are standing - that'll normally the clueless 20-something with the earphones in, I have to say - which is pretty much equally dangerous.
could it not be that this kid came to his senses a second before he was going to jump and had a quick change of idea
Not on NR, but does anyone remember the driver featured on an episode of "The Tube" who talked about a very unfortunate accident at Earl's Court Underground Station. This was where a few guys were mucking about pretending to push each other in front of the train and one pushed too hard, which took them and an innocent bystander onto the tracks.
tsr:1114359 said:could it not be that this kid came to his senses a second before he was going to jump and had a quick change of idea
It always could be, and as I said above, that's very sad that he came so close, and he needs help. However, it is perhaps slightly more likely (or thought to be so) that it was an ignorant, stupid game.
Perhaps those who are idiots and are pretending will realise the consequences of their actions only when I push the emergency stop button at a tube station, or when a train driver does an emergency stop with twelve coaches behind them... it might wake them up... I just hope they don't kill themselves.
I have seen first hand what can happen in these situations and it is not nice, witnessed someone throw themselves under a train on the LU when I was about 15 or 16 and had nightmares for years about it.
Does anyone know what offence, if any, is committed by pretending to jump in front of a train?
No person shall behave in a disorderly, indecent or offensive manner on the railway.
No person shall molest or wilfully interfere with the comfort or convenience of any person on the railway.
No person shall move, operate, obstruct, stop or in any other way interfere with any automatic closing door, train, or any other equipment on the railway except:
(i) in an emergency, by means of any equipment on or near which there is a notice indicating that it is intended to be used in an emergency; or
(ii) any equipment intended for the use of passengers in that way in normal operating circumstances.
I don't really get this. I've heard it plenty of times as a youngster, on RailUK, and YouTube but if it's the piston effect which involves pushing away air - how is it dangerous? Or is this not the piston effect so can somebody explain how this is a danger?
If this person was in fact mucking about pretending to put themselves in front of a train, then BTP should come down so hard on them and charge with every possible public orde offence, Breach of the Peace and Causing Harrassment, Alarm or Distress...
I have seen first hand what can happen in these situations and it is not nice, witnessed someone throw themselves under a train on the LU when I was about 15 or 16 and had nightmares for years about it, I could not block it out and never went near an LU for about 5 years after when I was in London, and in 2000 a mate of mine was killed by a train near Durham when he trespassed by taking a shortcut over the line at Nevilles Cross near Durham, to think people does stuff like for a job or so called makes me sick and these people must have a screw loose and be so f****d up in the head
I saw someone go under back in 2000 at East Worthing. I still haven't forgotten that noise.