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Last Updated: Friday, 21 July 2006, 10:53 GMT 11:53 UK
Family campaigns for rail safety
Jade Kenyon (credit PA/British Transport Police)
Jade had taken her final first-year AS level exam on the day she died
The family of a teenager electrocuted when she fell on to a live railway line wants more safety measures put in place to prevent other deaths.

Jade Kenyon fell in June while taking a shortcut home from Cuxton to North Halling after missing the last train.

Her mother Rachel believes 24-hour CCTV supervision of problem areas is needed.

Network Rail, which manages Britain's rail lines, said millions of pounds was being spent on line-side fencing and it was monitoring rail lines with police.

You wake up every morning and you know your life is never going to be the same
Rachel Farrington, Jade's mother

But the family said they want a more thorough education programme in schools, and the rail which carries the electric current replaced with overhead cables.

Jade's twin sister, Josie, said: "We want kids to see how dangerous it is being near a railway and make it a lot harder to get on it."

A spokesman for Network Rail said dangers were highlighted in and out of schools with its "No Messin'" campaign, and a team of education managers worked across the UK to promote railway safety.

Bright student

In a statement, Network Rail said: "The death of Jade Kenyon was a tragedy and the only good that could come of such a tragedy is that young people realise the potential dangers and are deterred from trespassing on the railway.

"We therefore support the efforts of Jade's mother to raise awareness of these dangers."

Jade's mother added: "You wake up every morning and you know your life is never going to be the same - every sad moment's tinged with more sadness."

Jade attended Holmesdale Technology College, in Snodland, where she had been studying AS levels in art, law, psychology and sociology after achieving 15 grade A-C GCSEs last year.

She took her final first-year AS level exam on the day she died and had hoped to go to university.




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