- The railway is never switched off. Electricity powers the overhead cables and third rail 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Passenger services are not the only users of the rail network – freight trains run all through the day and night.
- Never anticipate that you know when the next train is due. Fewer passenger trains running on the rail network allows more freight services to operate during the day, transporting vital goods around the country. A freight train can travel at up to 100mph.
So not a good idea to step onto the train tracks even if there are fewer trains. Do not take chances; trains cannot stop when travelling at speed and do not think that you can outrun a train.
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