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‘Foolish’ SkyTrain ‘surfer’ fined $115 for riding between train cars

A man rides between SkyTrain cars on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2019. .
A man rides between SkyTrain cars on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2019. . Submitted

Metro Vancouver Transit Police say a man was fined Thursday after being caught riding between SkyTrain cars.

According to police, it happened around 5:45 p.m., between the Main Street and Broadway stations.

“This is extremely risky behaviour and poses the danger of major injury and even death,” said Sgt. Clint Hampton in an email.

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Hampton said the man was issued a $115 fine under the Transit Conduct and Safety Regulations for the “foolish decision” to ride on the outside of a transit vehicle.

It’s not the first time SkyTrain “surfing” has been an issue.

Photos and video have surfaced several times in recent years of people taking dangerous joy rides.

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