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A DANGEROUS daredevil is under police investigation after the risk-taker released footage showing themselves dangerously sitting on the back of a moving train.
The video, released on YouTube, shows the person climbing on to the back of a train at West Footscray station.
The act, known as “coupler riding”, is described by Metro Trains as “extremely risky behaviour”.
Footage shows the train leaving West Footscray station and then beginning to move quickly.
The person handles a mobile phone while sitting outside the carriage.
A train rider points at the Tottenham Station sign during their dangerous act. Picture: YouTubeThis is an act Metro Trains said was “dangerous and unlawful”.
While travelling between stations on the Sunbury line train, the offender points the camera toward the tracks, showing just how fast the train is moving.
A Metro Trains spokesperson confirmed police are investigating the matter.
“We work closely with Victoria Police to investigate any unlawful and unsafe behaviour.
“It is always very concerning to see people behaving so recklessly as they risk their lives or serious injury.
“The railway is only dangerous for those that choose to take these types of risks”.
Metro Trains asks passengers who witness this type of irresponsible to call triple-0 or press the emergency button on train carriages or on platforms.
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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