Big rise in railway line trespassers in Scotland during lockdown

Network Rail says there have been 50 instances, mostly involving teenagers, since March 20th when the schools closed and just a few days before people were told to stay at home. On at least two occasions in Paisley and Annan, train drivers have had to carry out an emergency break because of people on the tracks. “The railway is also full of hidden dangers – like overhead power lines which can carry up to 25,000 volts and kill instantly.