This is the shocking moment a taxi driver attempted to cross a rail line ahead of an oncoming train.
Translink have released the image, taken at William Street level crossing in Lurgan, as new figures reveal motorists and pedestrians have been fined more than £9,000 for safety breaches at level crossings over the course of the past year.
The transport organisation has taken action against people involved in 76 safety-related incidents since July 2012, but it has urged caution against any relief that the figure has dropped in recent years.
The Coleraine and Londonderry line, on which most incidents happen, has been closed for maintenance for eight months.
Regarding pedestrians who have trespassed on railway lines there have been a staggering 138 incidents since June this year.
General Manager of Rail at Translink, Mal McGreevy said: “Although these figures are lower than in previous years, which is encouraging, it is likely that the reduction is due to the upgrade work carried out on the Londonderry line last year and early this year.
“Since the line reopened, there have been 16 incidents of motorists attempting to beat the barrier at Castlerock and all of them may face prosecution.”
Translink said they monitor all their rail lines with CCTV and urged anyone who attempts to cross the tracks when it is unsafe to do so that they are risking their lives.
“In a bid to keep rail safety to the forefront during the summer months, last month we highlighted the issue of pedestrian trespass on the rail network since the beginning of June, which by August 5 had totalled 138 incidents. We are reminding motorists and pedestrians that CCTV is in operation at stations, railway crossings and on all trains. These monitor inappropriate behaviour and, in an effort to keep everyone safe, Translink will prosecute anyone caught damaging property, trespassing or endangering others.
“Safety continues to be a priority for Translink and our DEADLINE campaign is currently running to remind motorists and pedestrians of the dangers associated with the misuse of level crossings. The rules are simple – don’t use the tracks as a shortcut; on the platform always wait behind the yellow line; never mess around near the tracks; use railway crossings safely and motorists should never be tempted to jump the lights or beat the barriers at railway crossings.”