Train safety campaign tells passengers: "Don't be insane, use your brain"


Tyne and Wear Metro has launched a new safety campaign using animated passengers who are left decapitated after trying to force train doors open.

In the cartoon clip, viewers are warned: "Don't be insane, use your brain".

The lyrics of a song in the video include: "There was once a time when I felt fine before insanity took my life / I messed with the doors now I'm no more / I'm dead now it was better before."

Sharon Kelly, director of operations and customer services at DB Regio Tyne and Wear, told the BBC: "We introduced platform announcements and put posters up on train doors to remind passengers that they shouldn't obstruct the doors.

"But it doesn't seem to have worked, because people are still doing it.

"It's madness really."

According to the Railway Gazette, DB Regio Tyne & Wear says there have been 80 incidents of trains being delayed by passengers holding the doors open since April.

Passengers can be fined up to £1,000 for obstructing a train.

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