Video shows ‘reckless’ man jump across Stratford station track in front of moving Tube train
PUBLISHED: 16:44 20 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:59 21 December 2017
Footage of a “reckless” man jumping across the track in front of a moving Tube train at Stratford station has been criticised.
The shocking clip shows the man, dressed in a black hooded jacket and jeans, run up and jump across the track as a westbound Central line train pulls into the station.
Just moments after he lands on the opposite platform, the train rushes past him.
The clip has racked up more than 21,000 views since it was posted on Instagram, where viewers branded the stuntman an “idiot”.
Steve Burton, Transport for London’s director of enforcement, confirmed the clip was being investigated.
He said: “This behaviour is extremely reckless and will not be tolerated.
“The actions of this individual not only pose a risk to his personal safety, but also the safety of the driver and passengers. We are working with British Transport Police to ensure appropriate action is taken.”
A BTP spokesman added: “This behaviour is extremely dangerous and our officers are currently making enquiries.
“Every day our officers face tragedy on the railway, it is impossible to understand why this man put himself in such danger.
“If anyone has any information which could help us investigate, please contact BTP by sending a text to 61016.”