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CrossCountry is working with three Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) to help tackle the issue of trespassing on our railways. In the first month of lockdown Network Rail reported over 1000 trespass incidents nationally, so Bishop Line, Tyne Valley and Community Rail Lancashire CRPs responded by creating a competition to raise awareness among young people about the dangers of trespassing on the railway.

CRPs span the whole of Britain and work with communities along their routes, the rail industry and the Department for Transport, are well placed to get the safety message across. And, to add an incentive, the national competition is supported with prizes by CrossCountry and other operators across the rail industry.

The competition is open to all 11-18 year-olds across Britain and has six categories, with entrants being asked to make a video, write a song or rap, produce a storyboard or write a script which shares the anti-trespassing message.

For each category, a GroPro Hero8 bundle is up for grabs.

There are two key elements that entrants must remember – the video must be made from the young person’s home or garden and must not show any violence!

So, if you live with or know any young people who would like to get involved, why not tell them all about the competition. Terms and conditions apply for more information please click here. 

Further information can be found here and the closing date for entries is 30 September 2020.

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