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Man Causes Rail Chaos After Sitting On Tracks

Friday March 21 2014




A MAN brought chaos to rail services - when he sat between the tracks off Doncaster Road at Kendray.

Ryan Jones, 32, caused ten train services to Leeds, Huddersfield and Sheffield to be cancelled, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said there was a total of 463 minutes of delays and cost a train operating company £4,630.

She added that Mr Jones had been drinking and he was depressed due to personal circumstances. Train services had to be stopped until Mr Jones was removed from the tracks.

Jones, of St Joseph's Gardens, Measbrough Dyke, had twice been given the chance of a police caution but his case had ended up in court because he had not kept the appointments.

Philip Stables, defending, said Jones had undergone a difficult 12 months because his partner had been diagnosed with a serious illness and a relative had died.

Jones admitted obstructing the railway. He will be sentenced on April 8 and was granted unconditional bail.

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Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Friday March 21 2014 at 18:59
me thinketh he has taken train spotting to a whole different level .

Reply Posted by june on Saturday March 22 2014 at 17:13
I think he went a bit of the rails and wanted to get back on track.

Reply Posted by tank on Saturday March 22 2014 at 22:29
Made my belly wobble june so funny!

Reply Posted by steven on Monday March 24 2014 at 10:50
What do you call a man who steps on a live 3rd rail?
A conducter!

Reply Posted by FrumTarn on Monday March 24 2014 at 12:39
Basically.. The next time you complain about rail prices on the increase, point a finger at Ryan Jones. What a complete burk!.

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Monday March 24 2014 at 15:36
pardon me sir is that the chatanooga chu chu no its ryan trying to be a train again.

Reply Posted by Simon Walsh on Monday March 24 2014 at 23:06
Why 463 minutes of delays? Just tazer the daft sod and drag him off the tracks.

Reply Posted by Nic on Monday April 7 2014 at 21:09
Northern Rail. They're always late anyhow