Posted by Ken Huard on September 15, 2007 
Goofballs! To each his own I guess.
Posted by Michael Edwards on September 15, 2007 
All the makings for a story that would rival humpty dumpty!
Posted by on September 16, 2007 
Let's hope this doesn't become a fad on BART!
Posted by GB Jeff on September 16, 2007 
Is this really a fad or is it the only way for people to get to their jobs if they have to choose between buying a ticket or feeding their families? Not a political statement, I just really don't know the answer.
Posted by lumpum on September 16, 2007 
Look up "trainsurfing" on and watch the idiots! This is a leisure activity they do. Kind of sad when someone gets electrocuted or falls off the train though....yeah right!
Posted by Col André Kritzinger on September 16, 2007 
1. There's no way to get into - or onto - a train without going to a station to board it, since stops outside stations do happen but are not scheduled. And commuters need a ticket to be even allowed onto the platform, since tickets are usually not examined on board - it's just not practical.
2. It is possible to get onto many platforms without a ticket, and therefore to board a train without one, but since there's no way that any passenger's ticket can be examined on board in peak hours anyway, there's still no need to ride outside, even without a ticket. Even less need to get onto the roof!
3. Spectators often sit in open doors (forced open) to encourage "surfers". Also, "surfers" often swing out from the opened doors, actually running on the ballast while hanging onto the centre pole in the doorway.
So, as I said, it's a fad.
Posted by Chris Bodkin on September 16, 2007 
Idiots, the whole world loves them...
Posted by Stu Levene on September 21, 2007 
Just hope for their sake that the train doesn't get hit from behind by another one!
Posted by Sid Hubbs on September 27, 2007 
Stupidity knows no bounds, international or otherwise. As for the BART comment, I doubt it would ever happen with BART police around, plus there really isn't much clearance between the top of the train and the roof of the tube, and there isn't much in the way of hand or foot holds on the sides of the trains. Not to mention you couldn't get to a BART train without going through a station, thereby needing either a ticket or a way around the station agent. I've heard this is all the rage in Chicago though!
Posted by Euro Photo on January 31, 2009 
I've heard that People had tried this on the old style regional trains that ran down in the south of France on the SNCF line between Veltimliga, Italy and Marseille, France along the Cote D'Azur back in the summer of 2003.
Posted by Trainpicturer on October 5, 2009 
These people have to do this because Metro Rail doesn't run enough trains- the headway on each train- even during peak periods- is 25 minutes, the last time I timed a few days ago. No, although we do have train surfurs here, these are not train surfers, just people trying to catch a train to work or home and a railway that decides to keep most of its train sets in the passenger yards.
Posted by 109web on October 9, 2009 
One of the most popular photos themed train in Poland :-)
Posted by Damian Clement on October 28, 2009 
> The headway on each train- even during peak periods- is 25 minutes Probably in no small part due to the fact that passengers regularly torch trains which break down, causing the remaining rolling stock to have to work harder and break down more often, causing more rolling stock to get torched.
Posted by Erik Novoa on March 30, 2010 
Plug em, and watch the morons fly!
Posted by --o- on April 1, 2011 
Monkey see, monkey do. . .
Posted by on November 13, 2013 
Even the headlight on the locomotive is not on!
Posted by Col André Kritzinger on November 14, 2013 
It shouldn't be - in the picture it's the taillight. The red marker light is located lower down and, of course, completely obscured here!
Posted by UP 6187 on December 29, 2014 
Does anyone know what the led lights that say 0537 signify?
Posted by Col André Kritzinger on December 30, 2014 
That (0537) is the train number.
Posted by WarthogCC on January 14, 2017 
I just love all the previous assumptions that these are "train surfers" or they are trying to avoid buying a ticket. That is not the case at all. I saw the same thing in Calcutta. There is simply no more room inside for any more passengers, So they all get on any way they can. I'm not sure why other commenters actually believed they were doing this intentionally. You don't really know unless you've seen the situation for yourselves. I have.
Posted by Steve Larson on November 8, 2018 
Humpty Dumpty was pushed...according to a bumper sticker my brother saw in Sydney, Australia 1978.
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