Escalator and train station slips caught on CCTV released, to remind people to be careful (Video)

By on Dec 11, 2012 in Europe, Lifestyle, Travel Comments

Three incidents of escalator and train station slips that were caught on CCTV were compiled in one video, as shown below. This is to remind people to be careful while traveling, particularly in train stations. The YouTube video was created by Network Rail, a UK railway network.

woman escalator slip train station

A woman seen lying on her back on an
escalator, being dragged upwards

Image Credit: Network Rail video

Apparently, a woman can be seen lying on her back on an escalator and being dragged all the way up. Later, a woman bringing along her luggage slipped on the floor; and two women playing around the pole but fell on the ground. All of them received immediate help from passersby and fellow passengers.

According to a post at today, this Tuesday, December 11, 2012, their latest data showed that almost a hundred people were involved in slips, trips, or falls between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012 at Leeds Station, in West Yorkshire, England.

As noted in the report, the RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board) supplied them the data of slips, trips, or falls in all British train stations for the said dates, which had a total of 3,118. One thousand and one hundred twenty of them happened in stairs and five hundred twelve of them occurred in escalators.

“Our station team at Leeds is working around the clock to help passengers get home safe. We’re keeping concourses dry and clean and signposting lifts clearly for those with heavy luggage.” Phil Verster, Route Managing Director for Network Rail, was quoted in the report.

“We need everyone’s help – please plan ahead so you don’t end up rushing to catch your train – falling over could be a miserable end to an enjoyable evening.” Verster added, with the report noting that one third of all the accidents Leeds Station happened on Fridays and Saturdays.

Meanwhile, the RSSB data also shows that 1,158 of the incidents (or 37%) of slip, trip or fall happened between 5 pm and 2.30 am, 1488 occurred in the concourse, 899 on a platform, and 425 involved people running or rushing to reach the train on time.

Escalator and train station slips caught on CCTV
Video Credit: networkrail/YouTube

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