With Santa coming soon and school out for summer, Australia's largest rail-based transport business, Aurizon is urging young people to stay off the tracks these school holidays.
Aurizon's Head of Safety Neil Backer said the railway tracks are no place for people.
"We move around 160 trains every day across Australia and these trains are extremely heavy. Some trains can weigh up to 14,000 tonnes, the equivalent of more than 9,000 cars and can take two kilometres to stop."
"We are tired the message is not getting through, you should only cross railway lines at dedicated crossings.
"Our train drivers can't swerve to miss you and you are playing Russian roulette with your life.
"The impact a near miss can have on our train drivers should not be underestimated. These events can be extremely traumatic."
Aurizon has produced an animated Rail Safety video to highlight messages that are essential for students.