Network Rail has teamed up with Thomas the Tank Engine to help educate children about railway safety.
The ‘Stay Safe with Thomas’ book sees the mischievous Thomas misbehaving on the railway – putting both himself and his friends in danger.
Thomas learns valuable lessons on the dangers of not stopping at a level crossing when the red light shows, leaving gates open to allow animals on the tracks, and when people stand too close to the edge of a platform.
Network Rail, along with British Transport Police, hopes the book will encourage parents to discuss rail safety with their young children to help keep them safe when they are on or near the railway.
The books will be distributed to local schools, libraries, nurseries and doctors’ surgeries across the country.
A free, electronic version of the book is available to download at www.networkrail.co.uk/thomas.