Offbeat Video

By Tui Benjamin

This compilation video shows boozy revellers caught on CCTV falling over at train stations in a variety of hilarious ways.

Transport chiefs have released the footage, filmed across stations in Queensland, Australia, as part of a safety drive before New Year’s Eve.

In the slapstick clips, drunken passengers can be seen tumbling over barriers, running the wrong way down escalators and in one case even ending up on the tracks in the path of an oncoming train.

Bosses at Queensland Rail are using the humorous videos to urge drinkers to keep their wits about them, with more than 600 falls reported in stations in the state last year.

Chief Executive Officer Nick Easy said: “Public transport is a great way to travel to and from events, particularly when alcohol is involved and driving is not an option, but it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and look out for your mates.

“While these incidents can seem humorous, this video a stark reminder of how easily alcohol can affect you, causing you to act in ways you usually wouldn’t or lose your footing.

“In an active train station environment you’re multiplying your risk of serious injury.”

In one of the clips, filmed at Sandgate station earlier this year, a drunk man running along a stairwell at full pelt with a bag of booze in tow trips twice in quick succession.

In another, caught on camera at Fortitude Valley station in August, a passenger tries – and fails – to jump over the barriers before landing in a heap on the floor and making a break for it down an up escalator.

Transport bosses said the escape artist’s plan was thwarted by police, who met him on the platform and issued him with a $247 AUD (£143) fine.

Mr Easy added: “With trains weighing up to 120 tonnes regularly passing through platforms without the ability to instantly brake or swerve, stations are no place to take risks with your safety.

“We want everyone to enjoy their celebrations, but we also want to see everyone get home safely.

“These clips serve as an important reminder for passengers taking the train during the festive season to keep their wits about them, and to take care of their mates.

“Ensuring you and your friends are capable of acting safely before setting foot on the rail network is a simple precaution I encourage you all to take.”