23, 2017 Flying
Scotsman set to thunder through Highbridge rail station today
of the iconic Flying Scotsman are being urged not to put their safety
at risk to catch a sight of the train when it steams through the
Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area today (Tuesday, May 23rd).
Transport Police, along with Network Rail, are reminding those who
are planning to see the famous steam engine not to put themselves
in danger by trespassing on the tracks or getting too close.
enthusiasts are expected to be at stations along the route between
Bristol and Bishops Lydeard to see the steam engine in all its glory
on Tuesday. While it won't be stopping at Highbridge Railway Station,
it will be seen steaming through.
times have been given out online by the train's operator to try
and reduce the number of spectators following serious safety concerns
in Gloucestershire last week when several people watched the train
to an unofficial timetable on the uksteam.info website, the trip
will depart from Bristol Temple Meads at 4.30pm. After a brief stop
at Yatton DL it will travel through Highbridge Railway Station at
around 5.15pm, arriving in Bridgwater at 5.24pm.
operator has said the exact timings will "not be made available
online", explaining that "in order to avoid overcrowding
and incidents of trespass we have been advised not to publish recommended
viewing points or the timetable of when the train will be passing
through specific locations."
spokesman said: "Our priority is the safety of everyone viewing
and travelling on the train and our officers will be along the route
and at stations to ensure everyone can enjoy the event without putting
themselves or others in danger."
is vital that spectators do not venture onto the railway as a full
timetable of regular services will also be running these
can travel at 125mph."
few things to bear in mind if you are planning to go and see the
Flying Scotsman; please use safe vantage points to view and take
pictures of the train, stay clear of the line and do not to risk
your safety and that of others by trespassing on the tracks. Please
respect local landowners by obtaining permission before going onto
any private land."
went on to say that it would also not be giving out "any timetable
or route details" through its booking office.
have added that anyone found trespassing on the railway will be
dealt with according to the law. They can be brought before the
courts, get a criminal record and a fine of up to £1,000.
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