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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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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 sees kids hitching a ride on the outside of fast-moving trains.
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.
INCIDENTS of train surfing where children hang on to moving carriages, nearly doubled to 500 last year, it was revealed yesterday.
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.
Recently, we had one young person who broke a leg trying to do something called train surfing, and in October, a teenager and a 20-year-old were prosecuted after pushing a shopping trolley and industrial bin onto a railway track.
INCIDENTS of train surfing - where children hang on to moving engines or carriages - nearly doubled last year, it was revealed yesterday.
We have had spates of things like train surfing and youngsters playing chicken, but they had died down.
Young people are risking their lives by Spider-Man-style train surfing, says Network Rail.