Video: How not to use the train station escalators

TRAIN bosses today launched a safety campaign aimed at stopping passengers from falling on escalators.

An accident on the escalators

Network Rail says there are hundreds of incidents each year involving people slipping or falling at station. They released a YouTube video of some of the accidents.

Robin Gisby, Network Rail’s managing director of network operations, said: “Stations are increasingly busy places but the majority of slips and falls we see could still be avoided. We often see people struggling with several pieces of luggage on escalators when the lift would be easier for them. It might sound obvious, but simply holding the handrail can be the difference between an uneventful escalator ride and a bump and bruise – or worse. We hope that the new campaign will act as a friendly reminder to take a little extra care when you’re travelling during this busy festive period.”

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Meanwhile, train punctuality dipped last month as services were hit by the severe storms.

An accident on the escalators

Some train companies ran more than 20% of their trains late, with London Midland achieving an on-time punctuality figure of only 76%, Network Rail reported.

Overall, companies nationwide ran 84.4% of trains on time in the four-week period from November 10 to December 7.