Advice for spectators as Flying Scotsman visits Lincolnshire
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Fans of the iconic Flying Scotsman are being urged to enjoy the event safely when the engine visits Skegness on Saturday 25 September.
British Transport Police (BTP) is reminding those planning a visit to see the famous steam engine about the dangers of edging too close to the tracks.
The train will travel through Lincolnshire on its way to Skegness and rail enthusiasts are expected to flock to stations along the route to capture the steam engine in all its glory.
Chief Inspector Gareth Davies said: “The Flying Scotsman visiting Lincolnshire is an exciting event for many people and we want everyone who is looking forward to seeing the spectacular steam engine to have a great day out.
“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.
“We’re urging everyone to please plan ahead, 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.
“I can’t emphasise strongly enough how imperative it is that spectators do not venture onto the railway. As well as the Scotsman, regular services will be running across the region – these are often much quieter than people expect and can be upon you in an instant.
“We will actively pursue and take positive action against those who trespass – it carries a fine of up to £1,000 and could leave you with a criminal record.
“If you witness anyone trespassing on the railway line, you can contact us by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40.”