Alcohol is the cause of many tragic deaths on the railways. When people, especially young people, drink alcohol, their ability to judge distances and speed can be seriously affected. Add in trespassing on the tracks and trains that run at high speeds and are unable to swerve or stop quickly, the ingredients for tragic accidents are there for all to see.
Alcohol also often fuels violence, anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder. We want people to be able to travel on trains in safety and comfort and people who are intoxicated can often be very intimidating to other passengers. To reduce the likelihood of this British Transport Police has the power to make people who are under the influence leave a station and not return for up to two days and can also confiscate alcohol from a young person.
The following two pdfs give examples how alcohol and the railways don’t mix.
For more information on anti social behaviour click here