Rail passenger in court after wandering on tracks

By Gareth Dennison | 16/05/2017 0 comments

Rail passenger in court after wandering on tracks

A RAIL passenger walked 40 minutes along the tracks — causing six services to be delayed — after missing her train. 

Jane Richardson (51) was caught between Wombwell and Barnsley stations on the morning of March 2.

She admitted trespassing on the railway and obstructing the railway at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court.

Richardson, of Woodhead Road in Huddersfield, was fined £665. 

PC Roy Percival, from British Transport Police, said: “As officers, too often do we have to visit the families of people who have trespassed on the railways, to tell them that their loved one is in hospital or has lost their life.

“It might seem like a shortcut, it might seem like the quickest way home, but it’s dangerous, it’s reckless and it’s just not worth the risk.”

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