Dice train surfers with Death on the back of the carriage at Melbourne station
Shocking footage has captured the moment two hooded surfers hitched a ride on the end of a train car and were almost electrocuted from just inches away.
The two men were seen perched at the end of a train departing from a Melbourne metro station.
A stunned commuter standing on the platform filmed the terrifying stunt as the train sped away, with one of the teenagers waving at the camera.
The two men are seen in the footage standing dangerously close to electrical cables running above the cart – with the lines carrying 1,500 volts of electricity.
Operator Metro Trains called the stunt “stupidity of the highest order”.
“Melbourne’s rail network is not a playground, and those who treat it as such are only putting themselves at risk of serious injury and even death,” a Mertro spokesperson told Nine News.
“Train surfing and riding a coupler is stupidity of the highest order – and no stunt, thrill or social media post is worth a life.”
“Beyond the obvious risk to life, these incidents can stop train services and cause significant and unnecessary disruption to passengers.”
Train boating can result in fines of more than $400 in Victoria.
Police are investigating the incident.
New South Wales authorities earlier this year launched a crackdown on the potentially deadly act of hanging on the outside of high-speed trains after a 13 per cent rise in the “extremely dangerous and dangerous” crime. stupid “.
Eleven people have died trespassing on Sydney’s rail corridors in the past five years.
The cheeky pair even waved at the camera as the train left an underground station in Melbourne.