Ms New said her two children – Jake, three, and Ella, 10 – miss their uncle, adding: “There is talk about making train fares cheaper but I would rather see the money spent on fencing to save lives.Well, I’m sure it must be hard for little Jake & Ella to grow up knowing their uncle died due to drink and carelessness (but they won't be the only ones), but frankly, the idea that Network Rail fence off every single track in the country (and maintain that track forever after) is utterly ludicrous.
“Something needs to happen now. This petition is not going to bring him back but it could save lives.
“Ten thousand signatures is achievable.
“If everyone on Facebook shares it with their friends list, and they share it around, I think it would take around a month to get to that amount.”I sometimes think the number of social media-fed petition signatures collected is inversely proportionate to the notice we should take of them…