The Dangers of Train Track Photoshoots
There were more than 1,239 incidents of people trespassing on the train tracks this September in the UK alone. There were a total of 5,100 cases there between June and September, which is a 17% increase compared to last year. One of these incidents got more attention in the news because it was caught on camera by a passerby and broadcasted on the UK’s CCTV.
British actor Ellis Hollins (known for his role in Hollyoaks) was also on the list of people carrying out this kind of infringement. After he posted pictures on social media of him from a train-themed photoshoot, he was forced to make a public apology. Ellis admitted to being careless and irresponsible in a potentially dangerous situation.
As a result of the increase of trespassing cases, the British Transport Police (BTP) and Network Rail launched a campaign called You vs Train to raise awareness of young people crossing the tracks and putting their lives in danger.
Posing on Train Tracks Isn’t a New Trend
In terms of wedding photography, striking a pose on train tracks with your significant other isn’t a rising trend. It’s been around for quite some time, although people were more careful then, often choosing tracks that are out of use as the backdrop of their photos. It’s a safe choice that helps to eliminate the risk of passing trains. Clever, right?