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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 July, 2004, 08:32 GMT 09:32 UK
Warning over teen train 'surfers'
Arriva train
Drivers are threatening a boycott
Teenagers are risking their lives and the lives of passengers by "surfing" trains in North Lincolnshire, worried drivers have warned.

Youths have reportedly been jumping on to the back of moving trains on the Barton to Cleethorpes line.

And some drivers with train operator Arriva are threatening to boycott Barton after lights were smashed on the buffer stop at the end of the line.

That means drivers cannot see where the tracks end when it is dark.

Guards on trains have also been water bombed by teenagers and there have been incidents of vandalism at Habrough and Goxhill.

The Friends of the Barton Line group are now calling on people in the area to adopt a neighbourhood watch type scheme for the railway stations on the route.

A spokesman said they hope people living nearby could act as "the eyes and ears of the British Transport Police".


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