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   Network Rail Warning over Trainline Trespassing    11 June, 2020

Network Rail issues urgent warning for walkers in Whitby to stay off railway

Region & Route:
London North Eastern & East Midlands

Network Rail is warning people in Sleights about the dangers of trespassing on the railway following multiple incidents of walkers using the railway to get to the other side of the River Esk.

Members of the public are using a private road, where there is no public right of way, before reaching Thistle Grove Farm crossing. This is a private level crossing which is for authorised users only, who are given training on how to use it correctly. People are putting their lives at risk by trespassing on the railway and using the crossing, then walking next to the track and over the railway bridge, which is known locally as Thistle Grove bridge. They are then trespassing on another private level crossing, Eskdale Gate No. 2, before they reach a public footpath to Eskdaleside.

Network Rail is reminding people that the upgraded railway bridge is not safe for members of the public to access. The improvements carried out to the bridge last month are to help engineers when they maintain the railway and should be used by trained railway workers only.

Those who attempt to use the bridge, as well as the private level crossings in the area, to get to the public footpath towards Eskdaleside are trespassing on the railway. Signs have been put up in the area to warn people to stay away from the tracks. Network Rail has also installed two cameras to deter trespassers and record anyone who ignores the warning signs.

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