Man in terrifying near-miss with speeding train


A camera on board a high-speed regional train in Australia captured the heart-stopping moment a trespasser leapt out of its path, with only milliseconds to spare.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) news reported that the train was travelling at about 160 km per hour when the driver first spotted the trespasser on the tracks ahead.

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According to the camera's speedometer, the train was still moving at 147 km per hour when it passed a group of people by the tracks.

Australia's largest regional public transport operator, V/Line, released the footage in January 2017 with the intention of reminding the public of the risks of trespassing.

V/Line's website states that trains travelling at high speed are ''quieter than expected - and it can take nearly a kilometre for a train to stop once the driver applies the brakes."

The incident near Ballan (Victoria) was reportedly ''one of nearly 300 near hits'' on the V/Line train network in the past year.

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