Man fined for riding outside SkyTrain, in between cars

SkyTrain daredevil fined

A man was caught riding in between SkyTrain cars by Metro Vancouver Transit Police on Thursday.

Reddit user FlySociety1 says he saw the man being removed by Transit Police from between the cars. He remarks that the man was casually looking down at his phone while standing on the metal link that connects the SkyTrain cars, and that there was nothing for him to hold on to.

“I am actually shocked someone would be able to stand there and not fall off the train as it moves,” he wrote.

“Eventually, transit security who were at the station noticed him also and pulled him off.”

Transit police spokesman Clint Hampton says the incident took place about 5:45 p.m.

"The individual rode between Main Street – Science World Station and Commercial – Broadway Station,” he said.

“We can’t emphasize enough how dangerous this behaviour is. Not only could he have gotten hurt, but he could have also died – the trains move extremely fast.”

The young man was fined $115 under Greater Vancouver Transit Conduct and Safety and Regulations.

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