Walking around yards

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  1. chester

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    ive read on 28days later urban exploration site how some people say theyve just asked workers if they can walk around a yard to take photos and been allowed..I find it hard to beleive for a few reasons.
    has anyone ever tried this and its worked or am i being taken for a ride?
    cheers.
     
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  3. SWT Driver

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    No.

    It's 100% illegal to wander around any railway yard, without the correct authorisation & permits.

    As a visitor you are required sign in & to be accompanied by someone who's carries the correct certification namely a PTS certificate.
    You'll also be required to wear PPE appropriate to the location, which may be a Hard Hat & HVV, the latter being compulsory.

    If you're caught within the boundary fence, on any railway property, such as yards, sidings or even embankments/cuttings without due cause, namely in line with your duties, then you can & will be reported to BTP or Civil Police & possibly arrested for trespass.

    So don't even think about entering any yard or siding without the necessary permissions, permits etc.

    Whoever told you otherwise is telling you BIG PORKIES!
     
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    It was common many years ago but today its a big no no, it really isnt worth the risk.
     
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    Years ago Bescot was such a free for all that nobody even bothered asking, everyone would just walk off the end of the platform and start walking around the locos.

    Old Oak Common was another easy one, but nearby Willesden was a tough nut to crack.
     
  6. chester

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    thanks people.this 'explorer' swears its true but it sounded so ridiculous.
     
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    Things are very different these days, I certainly wouldn't risk my job to let someone into a non public area and I'm sure that other rail staff would feel the same way.
     
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    I think the problem is in this day and age we live in a nanny state and you need a hard hat and Hi-vis for anything other than walking down a quiet street to work.
     
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    TBH I think a Hat Hat, body armour are becoming de rigeur equipment for walking through some areas... BRING BACK CAPITAL PUNISHMENT!<D
     
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    there's also less yards, less stock,a nd less variation these days.

    Open yards / depots do have open days though, keep your eyes peeled.
     
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    Open days are a different matter altogether, they're supervised & monitored.
     
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    Interesting you should say that. A stretch of HWY that I travel on, its 2 lanes each way and you can see for kilometers each direction with nothing but trees and fields either side, and the other day they were doing some repairs to the guard rail on the side of the road.

    Well, they reduced the road to one lane so the cars that were using the road had to merge into the right hand lane which was no problem but where they were doing the work they had a man in his high visibility vest holding a lolly-pop sign saying 'slow' and he was wearing a hard hat! For what? What could have been there that he could have hit his head against? I just thought it was pretty ridiculous, plus it was a warm day too.
     
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    Yes but those very same people who moan about the 'nanny state' are the same ones who go running to a 'where theres blame,theres a claim' Solicitor when something happens,and what does the Solicitor say? ''they weren't warned or told to wear the correct PPE''.Its not the nanny state,its insurance companies covering their backsides because of so many claims..we reap what we sow.
     
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    That might not have been his role all day. :)
     
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