Youths risk lives in dangerous ‘chicken’ game with fast-moving trains through Stansted railway station

Youths are enjoying ‘chicken’ with speedy-moving trains travelling as a result of Stansted’s railway station in a daredevil exercise that authorities have warned could stop in a fatality. Commuters and inhabitants also report staying confronted on a everyday foundation with disruptive conduct on the platforms, which spills out on to […]

Youths are enjoying ‘chicken’ with speedy-moving trains travelling as a result of Stansted’s railway station in a daredevil exercise that authorities have warned could stop in a fatality.

Commuters and inhabitants also report staying confronted on a everyday foundation with disruptive conduct on the platforms, which spills out on to Station Street.

And this 7 days Bigger Anglia station team ended up issued with body cams in response to the growing worries.

The system at Stansted practice station

In accordance to team, teams of children on a regular basis collect to ‘play’ on the platforms, goading each other to retrieve objects, these kinds of as pens, that they have thrown on to the keep track of or daring to get as close as they can to trains racing as a result of.

Villager Ray Woodcock called on parents to look at up on their children’s whereabouts.

“The station team instructed me of a standard taking place which is of good worry to them. A team of 13 to fifteen-12 months-olds, three boys and 6 women, ‘played’ on the system and bridge crossing the tracks, but this was no regular activity.

“It appears the women would goad the boys to bounce on to the rail keep track of. An additional a single of their ‘games’ is to stand really close to speedy-moving trains as they passed, non-prevent, as a result of the station and touch the practice as it passed to see who would ‘chicken’ first.

“To the parents of these foolish young children, are your young children involved in this everyday living threatening ‘game’? You need to have to just take action just before a baby is very seriously injured or killed.”

Just one commuter who did not desire to be named, mentioned teams collected most evenings on the system in close proximity to the entrance, ‘smoking, spitting and stinking of weed’.

A Bigger Anglia spokesperson mentioned: “We are working with British Transportation Police to tackle anti-social conduct on the railway. We have held a assembly with team, we have issued them with body cams and will continue to help them.

“Members of the public who phase on to tracks possibility their personal everyday living and the life of other folks. Any one who witnesses any anti-social conduct on the railway ought to get in touch with British Transportation Police on 61016.”



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