British Transport Police Lancashire tweeted: “A young-looking teenager in Morecambe was asking for a single to Croydon.
"Not enough money so asks for a single to Birmingham instead.
"A good call from railstaff and we intercepted a child running away from home.
"Safeguarding checks and submissions completed.”
The British Transport Police is a national special police force that polices railways and light-rail systems in England, Wales and Scotland.