Teen’s daredevil stunt as he’s filmed ‘surfing’ on the back of a moving Sydney train – as dangerous new trend causes commuter chaos
- Teenager ‘surfed’ on moving train
- Captured clinging onto carriage
- Stunt part of dangerous new trend
A daredevil teen captured ‘surfing’ on a moving train has caused major delays for commuters after the dangerous stunt brought services to a standstill.
The young man was filmed clinging onto the back of a carriage as it departed St Leonards Station in Sydney’s north at about 11pm on Friday.
Footage of the dangerous stunt that circulated on social media shows the teenager crouched on the back of the train dangling just metres above the tracks.
The new trend of ‘surfing’ on public transport is spreading across the city, with other thrill-seekers attempting the same move on Sydney’s light rail.
A daredevil teen captured ‘surfing’ on a moving train has caused major delays for commuters after the dangerous stunt brought services to a standstill (pictured)
The young man was filmed clinging onto the back of a carriage as it departed St Leonards Station in Sydney’s north at about 11pm on Friday
Up to 11 people have died in ‘illegal trespassing’ incidents around trains in the last five years, Sydney Trains CEO Matt Longland said.
‘All too often we see lives taken by people trespassing in the live rail corridor, risking their lives,’ Mr Longland told 9News.
‘It only takes a train accelerating or braking quickly or for it to move close to infrastructure for someone to be knocked onto the tracks.’
Police and Transport NSW will work together in a combined effort to stop ‘buffer-riding’ by installing CCTV along rail corridors to catch those trespassing.
Penalties can include fines of up to $5,500.
It comes after disturbing footage surfaced of a joyrider risking their life by standing between carriages of a moving light rail on Sydney’s George Street in November.
The incident comes after a joyrider was filmed standing on a small platform between light rail carriages on Sydney’s George Street in November, 2022 (pictured)