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Uploaded on Dec 21, 2011
A tipsy train passenger steps off a train, stumbles backwards and falls on to the tracks in horrifying CCTV footage released today.
The woman, who has not been named, was getting off a train at Barnsley station earlier this year when the accident happened. She was recovered from the track and taken to hospital suffering from cuts and bruises. Trains were delayed for 20 minutes.
British Transport Police today released the CCTV video to show the dangers of being under the influence at railway stations, especially during the festive season.
Inspector Graham Bridges said: "This woman was lucky to only end up with a few minor injuries and, had it not been for the alertness of other passengers who helped her, we could have been dealing with potentially serious injuries.
"We understand that at this time of year, with Christmas fast approaching, people will be out at parties and will be consuming alcohol.
"We certainly do not want to spoil this and would simply ask that anyone drinking alcohol does so responsibly.
"Over the Christmas and New Year period, we will have an increase of high-profile patrols by officers at stations to reassure rail staff and passengers and make them feel safe.