THREE teenage girls sat down for a chat on a busy railway level crossing, resting their handbags on the tracks.
They seemed oblivious to the danger on a stretch used dozens of times a day by freight trains travelling at 60mph.
The trio were caught on a CCTV image released by Network Rail.
It has been forced to close the level crossing footpath in Burton Joyce, Notts, after 16 such near-misses in two years.
Spokesman Vinny Briggs said: “Safety is our main priority.
“We’ve seen too many incidents at this level crossing where people have misjudged or misused it.
"It’s never safe to hang around on a level crossing or trespass on the tracks.
“Some people don't seem to realise just how much danger they are putting themselves in.”
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