A TRAIN driver was taken to hospital after a sickening attack near Huddersfield.
The man was showered with broken glass after hooligans hurled a brick through his cab window just outside Stocksmoor.
He suffered cuts to his head and eye injuries, but escaped serious harm, as did passengers.
But the incident has appalled railway officials and police, who have stepped up the hunt for the people responsible.
And they warned: Such attacks could kill.
British Transport Police released details over the weekend of the attack, which happened at 7.40pm on Wednesday last week, near Stocksmoor Foot Crossing.
The brick was hurled from the side of the track at a Northern Rail train between Shepley and Stocksmoor.
The brick smashed the side window of the driver's cab, showering him with glass.
British Transport Police officers searched the area around the attack scene, but there was no trace of the offenders.
The incident came only hours before British Transport Police launched a campaign highlighting the dangers of rail crime.
Northern Rail is offering a reward of £1,000 for information leading to the successful arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the attack.
Det Con Jason Ridgeway said: "It's vital that we find the person or persons involved in this incident.
"I cannot emphasise strongly enough the dangers associated with this type of crime.
"The driver was extremely lucky not to have been seriously injured - or even killed.
"I would urge anyone who was in or around that area on Wednesday night at about 7.30pm to 8pm to contact us if they saw anything suspicious or have any information that may help us with our inquiries"
The number to ring is 0800 405040 or 0113 2436686.
Callers can also ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.