Stay off the tracks, that message from Metrolinx

GO at Union

Metrolinx officials telling us "There's not a selfie in the world, that is worth your life." 

This after an alarming number of people have been caught trespassing on railway tracks and bridges this summer. 

In the most recent incident, a GO Train operator had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting a family of four last Saturday walking on a train bridge in Niagara Falls.

In the GTA,  two young girls were caught laying on the tracks, making a TikTok video. 

The pair told officials they had checked the schedule, and thought there would be no trains coming. 

Matt Llewellyn with Metrolinx says that explanation falls short because VIA, Amtrak and CP trains also use those rails.

If you are caught trespassing on the tracks you could be fined up to $5,000.

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