Friday, 5 August 2016

Recently I suggested that the rise in accidents at the Platform Train Interface was a result of stupid people paying more attention to their smart phones than where they were going but it seems the stupidity level has been given a boost.  Earlier this week “HSE Bulletin 22 in 2016” went up on the notice board to highlight the danger of Pokemon Go on the railways.

No, honestly, this is not a joke.

According to the bulletin “There have been reports of players attending railway stations and level crossings to try and capture the Pokemon characters they believe to be around.  Players are often so absorbed in the screens of their phones that they fail to appreciate their surroundings and the inherent dangers around them or whether access to an area is restricted.”

Got to catch 'em…SPLATT


  1. Went up in our notice case last week,complete with picture of a pokemon on a platform edge. Just another thing to be wary of along with them sitting on platforms with legs dangling over the edge. How I've never left someone limbless is beyond me. Dorks

  2. No Longer Anonymous14 August 2016 at 18:33


    It's bad enough driving full speed through 125mph platforms with people talking on their mobiles. They seem to walk around in circles oblivious to the danger. I'm sure you're right. Mobile technology is causing lots of fatalities.