Drunk passenger, 28, ran across railway tracks in Cardiff before crawling UNDER train to board it

Moment drunk passenger, 28, ran across live railway tracks before falling over and crawling UNDER a train to get on board

  • Adam Hughes, 28, climbed onto tracks as train pulled into the opposite platform
  • Hughes, from Gloucester, was caught on CCTV drunkenly falling over in Cardiff
  • He then crawled underneath before taking a seat on-board shocking the driver
  • Cardiff Magistrates Court heard he had a breakdown since the death of his child

A drunk passenger was caught on CCTV climbed onto live railway tracks before falling over and crawling under a train to get on board. 

Adam Hughes, 28, was waiting on the opposite platform when his train pulled into the station Radyr, Cardiff after a boozing session on December 11 last year.

A shocked driver saw Hughes, from Gloucester, wave his arms before jumping onto the tracks to get across – then drunkenly fall over and crawl under the carriage.

When the driver went to alert his guard he spotted that Hughes had taken a seat onboard the train.

Adam Hughes (pictured), 28, was waiting on the opposite platform when his train pulled into the station Radyr, Cardiff after a boozing session

Adam Hughes (pictured), 28, was waiting on the opposite platform when his train pulled into the station Radyr, Cardiff after a boozing session

He then climbed onto the tracks before falling over. He then crawled under the train before getting on-board

He then climbed onto the tracks before falling over. He then crawled under the train before getting on-board

The shocked driver then found Hughes onboard the train when he called the guard for help

The shocked driver then found Hughes onboard the train when he called the guard for help

Prosecutor Emma Davies said: ‘When the train stopped at Platform Two, the driver noticed the defendant was now on the tracks.

‘He said the male was crawling on his hands and knees and was going to crawl under the train.

‘He made an emergency call to the signaller to ensure lines were stopped. He then walked to the rear of the train, spoke to the train guard and noticed the defendant was now sitting on board.’

Hughes, of Gloucester, was said to have ‘smelled strongly of alcohol’ when he was arrested at Radyr Station in Cardiff.

Police officers approached Hughes, who told them: ‘Why are you trying to speak to me? Is it because I was on the platform?’

Cardiff Magistrates Court heard that Hughes caused a four and a half hour delay at a cost of £2,447 to Network Rail.

Hughes pleaded guilty to trespass, telling the court the offence happened close to the anniversary of the death of his child.

Cardiff Magistrates Court (pictured) heard that Hughes caused a four and a half hour delay at a cost of £2,447 to Network Rail

Cardiff Magistrates Court (pictured) heard that Hughes caused a four and a half hour delay at a cost of £2,447 to Network Rail

He said: ‘Every year since, that period has been an extremely difficult time for me. I was going through a mental breakdown.

‘I can only apologise for the inconvenience I caused. I was idiotic and stupid. I was under the influence of alcohol.’

Hughes was handed a four month suspended sentence and ordered to pay £500 compensation to Network Rail.

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