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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New figures released today reveal over 250 incidents a week have been recorded by people messing about on the railway taking short-cuts, capturing photos and even train surfing sometimes with tragic consequences.
People walking across tracks, taking photographs from hazardous locations and train surfing are among recent examples, Network Rail said.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a student from a Welsh university who was fatally electrocuted to death "train surfing" with a friend in London.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a student from a Welsh university who was electrocuted while "train surfing" with a friend in London.
Other forfeits are imposed on a number of "violations", including train surfing or carrying heavy and huge luggage that might bother travellers or impede their movements inside trains.
Irish Rail also released figures under FOI revealing 87 incidents of train surfing since 2016.
Mum Deborah Malone-Newman said Nye, from Aldershot, Hants, was not "train surfing" at the time.
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.
Dylan Grant, 15, suffered horrific burns as he posed for a picture for friends while "train surfing".
CHILDREN were hurt when they jumped on the back of a train as part of a dangerous craze called "train surfing".
Train surfing is a niche activity but is still popular among some youngsters.