New posters warn passengers about danger of running for trains at Barking station

Safety signs at Barking train station

Safety signs at Barking train station - Credit: Archant

Posters warning people about the dangers of rushing for a train and slipping on stairs have been put up at a train station.

Posters have been put up to deter people form running on the stairs

Posters have been put up to deter people form running on the stairs - Credit: Archant

The colourful new images line steps at Barking train station and have been designed to have a stand-out cartoon style.

The numbers of accidents reported to the station have steadily declined over the last three years though a spokesman for train operator c2c said they wanted to reduce the number even further.

“We’ve deliberately chosen a cartoon approach, because they’re a very different style to traditional railway posters so we hope this will help them stand out more and take notice,” he said.

In 2010 there were 35 accidents reported to staff, in 2011 there were 25 and in 2013 there were 22. So far this year there have been 18.


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Reporting an accident to staff does not necessarily mean a passenger was injured, only that they have asked for assistance.

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