RUNNING for a train can seriously damage your health.
The warning comes after it was revealed that dozens of passengers are hurt each year after falling or tripping while running to catch a train.
Now train company First TransPennine Express has launched a Christmas campaign to reduce the injury toll.
Posters will be displayed at Huddersfield station to highlight the dangers of people rushing on the platform and to raise the awareness of slip, trip and fall accidents.
The campaign is supported by employees of First TransPennine Express, who will dress up in festive costumes to hand out information reinforcing the safety message, together with a competition.
Paul Russell, head of safety for First TransPennine Express, said: "In the festive season stations get very busy with many more passengers visiting friends and relatives and going Christmas shopping.
"It is important to remember that it will be busy and to allow plenty of time to catch your train.
"Most injuries are caused by people rushing and slipping and we aim to prevent this."
First TransPennine Express manages 30 stations used by more than 35,000 passengers a day.
Mr Russell appealed for all passengers to look out for potential danger spots. He added: "If you do see any hazards, please report them to station staff immediately."
Employees will dress as Father Christmas, snowmen, reindeer and Santa's helpers to hand out goody bags containing pens, erasers, mints and key rings.
Passengers will also have the chance to enter a `slip, trips and falls' competition and win prizes including an ipod, personal DVD player, a weekend in York or a Hornby train set.