Pensioners spotted on railway track

British Transport Police Lancs tweeted a warning about crossing railway tracks after two in their 70s did so at Garsdale, Cumbria.
British Transport Police Lancs tweeted a warning about crossing railway tracks after two in their 70s did so at Garsdale, Cumbria.

A post on social media has shone light on how people of all ages – and not just youths – are taking risks by crossing railway tracks.

Taking to Twitter, the policing team for Lancashire, South Cumbria, and North West rail routes posted a photo of two elderly individuals crossing the tracks of a local station.

They said: “Looking at our account you could be forgiven for thinking it’s all kids trespassing.

“Not so. We’ve got 70 year-olds at it too.”

According to their Twitter account, the incident happened at Garsdale railway station in Cumbria.

British Transport Police Lancashire confirmed that they had spoken to the two individuals.

The elderly pair replied they had been struggling with their heavy bags.