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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He has published videos of himself trainsurfing around Europe, where he rides the tops of moving trains.
Trainsurfing Wars: A Matter of Life and Death BBC Three A few years ago, parkour received a brief flurry of interest in the media, thanks in no small part to the stunts performed by Sebastien Foucan and his friends, which popped up in the Channel 4 shows Jump London and Jump Britain; he later popped up briefly in the 007 movie Casino Royale.
Separate figures from the Rail Safety and Standards Board show six people died from trainsurfing in Britain between April 2005 and March 2015.
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