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Wannabe influencers slammed over railway photoshoot: 'Fools!'

Shocking images have been released by the UK's Network Rail after a number of wannabe influencers were snapped trespassing and putting themselves in danger for a photoshoot.

The railway company shared the images of people posing on the railway tracks to warn people about the dangers of misusing level crossings.

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Shocking images have been released by the UK's Network Rail after a number of wannabe influencers were snapped trespassing and putting themselves in danger for a photoshoot. Photo: Twitter/Network Rail

"In today's edition of 'It should be obvious...'" they wrote on Twitter, adding the sunset, beautiful countryside and beach would be ideal places for a photoshoot.

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However, they added, a railway line is indeed not the right place to take photos.

"Unbelievable," the wrote, adding, "Please - use level crossings safely."

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Network Rail shared a tweet about how "unbelievable" it is that people are posing on the railways. Photo: Twitter

In one photo, a woman wearing a sundress is seen walking down the railway line while another person holds a light reflector on the side of the tracks.

Another photo shows the woman sitting in the middle of the track.

One Twitter user commented, "They’re really silly, if they’re stupid enough to take a photo on the rails, they’re probably not going to check the timetable, class of train and speed restrictions, if they’re lucky, it’d be a slow train that goes down, but imagine if it was a line with a high speed Class 43!!!"

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In one photo, a woman in a sundress posed by sitting in the middle of the tracks. Photo: Twitter/Network Rail

Another said, "That is very silly of those people! I reckon they never see the videos put out online showing what will happen if they do things like that, yet do not care and just go and take photos on a railway line! That is very life-risking and naughty!"

"Fools of the higest order they require named, shamed and fined!!!" someone else added.

According to The Telegraph and Argus, British Transport Police have recorded 221 incidents of trespass and 67 incidents of misuse at level crossings.

The publication reports since the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions there's been a "worrying trend" of trespass and level crossing misuse.

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