ScotRail has warned people of the dangers of trespassing after a man cut across the tracks at Kirkcaldy station – to spend a penny.
News of the astonishing incident emerged today, and sparked a strong warning from rail bosses.
It happened on Tuesday during the evening rush hour.
Eyewitnesses say a man emerged from the Dundee side, crossed the track and apparently headed to the toilets.
He then made the same journey across the tracks and out via the car park.
ScotRail confirmed his had caused some disruption to services – and were incredibly dangerous.
A spokesman said: “Some services through Fife were disrupted last night due to a trespasser on the line at around 5.30pm.
“We take this opportunity to remind people not to trespass anywhere on the railway as they put themselves and others at risk of serious injury.”
Railway operator Network Rail said anyone crossing the tracks illegally is risking death.
A spokesman added: “Ours is one of the safest railways in Europe, but we still see too many people trespassing.
“Taking a shortcut across the tracks is not only illegal it is also very dangerous and can result in serious life-changing injuries or death if you are struck by a train.”