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Train companies affected:East Midlands Railway, Grand Central, Hull Trains, LNER, Lumo
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Train companies affected:Elizabeth line, Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express
Train travel remains one of the safest modes of transport in Great Britain
But you should be aware of the few potential hazards that do exist, and the safety measures you can take to prevent them from happening. Here’s what you need to know.
Don’t get too close to the edge of the platform, regardless of whether there is a train coming or not. Always stand behind the yellow lines.
Whether you’re trying to get on or off a train, don’t make a rush for closing doors. You or your luggage could get trapped.
The best way to make sure your children are safe is to keep them close at all times. Hold on to your pram, and use the brake when possible.
Don’t get carried away when consuming alcohol
Don’t block doors or aisles – keep your luggage in designated areas
Mind the gap between the train and the platform
Pay attention to announcements
If you are standing, hold on to a pole or similar when the train start and stops
To find out how to report crimes or concerns on the rail network, share your journeys with trusted contacts, and get access to news, guides, or support, visit our page about the British Transport Police Railway Guardian app.
Train fans can visit our Guidance for Rail Enthusiasts page for more tips.
Mind the gap
Take off your headphones and listen to announcements
Teach your children about rail safety – you can download a special Thomas & Friends story here (opens on the Network Rail website)
Rush for closing doors
Get too close to the edge
Over-indulge in alcohol