train surfing


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train surfing

Riding on a train outside of the carriage, which is done in two different contexts:
(1) People who cannot afford the usual train fare in places such as India, Indonesia and South Africa, and are thus relegated to sitting or standing on the outside of moving trains for free; here, danger is an undesirable factor.
(2) Young (often male) adrenaline junkies who ride the outside of trains for the thrill of danger, or to film their exploits.
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A spokesman for the Cardiff-based team said: "Youth were [sic] caught redhanded train surfing at Hengoed.
Train surfing led to six deaths in five years in the UK.
Train surfing is the act of catching a ride on the outside of a moving train and is highly dangerous, with a high risk of death or serious injury from electrocution, colliding with bridges or falling into the path of other trains.
These are offences important to the railway BTO New figures show the police force recorded 12 incidents of train surfing in the wider Birmingham area since 2010.
WALES has a number of "hotspots" for the dangerous practice of train surfing, with 79 cases reported in the last six years.
In January this year, police warned about the dangers of a train surfing craze that saw teens attempting to hitch a ride on moving carriages.
Train surfing is a niche activity but is still popular among some youngsters.
Precious memories brought into the stark perspective of current reality when disembarking at New Brighton on a cold, blustery August day with not a day tripper in sight and just the usual train surfing scallies for company.
THE number of incidents involving teenagers risking their lives by train surfing has risen by 88 per cent in the past year, says the Department of Transport.
The schoolboy was taking part in a craze known as train surfing, which involves jumping on to the outside of a moving train and riding it a short distance.
TWO boys caught train surfing on CCTV have been warned their stupid stunt could have killed them.
Train surfing sees kids hitching a ride on the outside of fast-moving trains.