Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Lives on the line

The Independent has a disturbing report on the number of suicides by railway train and the measures which hard-pressed railway police are taking to reduce it. I had a feeling that this grisly way of taking ones own life was on the increase, but the fact that there were hundreds of such fatalities every year came as a shock. Do the people who give up their life in this way realise the traumatic effect it has on railway staff and particularly on drivers?

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