A TRAIN cleaner is urging people to 'stay safe' at train stations after seeing two people 'risk their lives' by walking over a railway line.

George Manchip, a train cleaner for Great Western Railway, was waiting to get his train to work on June 1 when he saw a man walking along the tracks at Highbridge & Burnham Train Station to get from one side of the station to the other.

The 24-year-old said he was 'shocked' by the incident and reported it to the British Transport Police (BTP) but just two days later he saw another person trespassing on the railway line.

He said he would urge people to use the bridge at the station to safely cross between platforms and avoid putting their lives at risk.

"I take the train five days a week for work and the past two days I've seen these two gents walk over the railway line," George said.

"I just don't understand why they put their lives and other people's lives at risk.

"I felt rather annoyed and worried at the time there is a bridge to cross over, not the railway line. I wasn't impressed at all.

"There is a bridge at the station for a reason and a purpose instead of people putting themselves or others at risk.

"The advice I would give is just to stay safe and be vigilant about being around stations and to avoid crossing any railway lines."

A spokesperson for BTP said enquiries into the incidents are ongoing.

"British Transport Police received a report at 7.18pm on June 3 of a group of youths playfighting at the station and trespassing on the tracks at Highbridge & Burnham station," the BTP spokesperson said.

"Enquiries into the incident are going. It is reported to have happened around 4.15pm.

"Officers carried out a patrol at Highbridge & Burnham station on June 1 following a report of a man trespassing on the tracks. The incident is reported to have happened around 7.15pm.

"Further info here on how we tackle trespass www.btp.police.uk/about_us/our_campaigns/trespass.aspx,"

The Weekly News has contacted Great Western Railway for comment.