Watch out! Family on the tracks...

A Northern Rail service had to stop after a family were spotted on the railway tracks.

A Northern Rail service had to stop after a family were spotted on the railway tracks.

A commuter train was forced to stop after trespassers were spotted on railway tracks in West Yorkshire.

The Northern Rail service came to a halt between Halifax and Bradford shortly before 5pm today, with passengers reporting that the train crew had announced a family were on the tracks.

Cassie Wraith said: “Train just did an emergency stop for a family walking on the track...”

Babygirl tweeted: “Why did this family think it was a clever idea to get down onto the train tracks and delay all our trains?”

Robert Trowell said: “Actually gonna miss my coach because someone’s trespassing on the train tracks inbetween Halifax and Bradford.”

A Northern Rail spokeswoman confirmed that one of its train had been forced to stop for a short time due to trespassers.

She said British Transport Police were now investigating.

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