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'Train surfing' teens cling to back of Australian train

By Ben Hooper
Two teenagers were seen "train surfing" by holding on to the back of a Melbourne train as it pulled out of Yarraville Station. <a class="tpstyle" href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Siemens_train_in_Metro_Trains_Melbourne_Livery.jpg">Photo by Zed Fitzhume/Wikimedia Commons</a>
Two teenagers were seen "train surfing" by holding on to the back of a Melbourne train as it pulled out of Yarraville Station. Photo by Zed Fitzhume/Wikimedia Commons

Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Australian police said they are investigating a video showing two teenagers "train surfing" by clinging to the back of a train.

A video recorded by a witness at the Yarraville Station in Melbourne shows the two youths clinging to the back of the stopped train at the station and ducking to prevent being seen through the train's windows

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Metro Trains Melbourne spokesman Marcus Williams told 9News the video of the youths was "very concerning."

"We ask our passengers if they witness this type of irresponsible behavior to call Triple Zero or press the emergency button in train carriages and on platforms," Williams said.

He said Metro Trains and Victoria Police are working "very closely" to investigate the video.

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority opened an investigation last month when a video captured by a commuter showed two teenagers pulling off a similar "subway surfing" stunt at the 149th Street-Grand Concourse Station in the Bronx.

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