Concrete balls hanging above a train
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Concrete balls to deter Indonesia 'train surfers'

Railway staff have begun hanging concrete balls above train tracks in Indonesia to try to stop commuters from riding for free on carriage roofs.

The first balls were installed just above carriage-height near a station outside the capital, Jakarta.

More will be put up elsewhere if they are found to keep people off the roofs.

Lucy Hockings reports.

  • 17 Jan 2012