Woman takes four-hour trip on top of train

MEGAN LEVY
Last updated 13:46 23/01/2013

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An Australian woman who allegedly hitched a ride on the top of a freight train as it travelled at speeds of up to 115kmh in New South Wales has been charged by police.

After clinging to the top of the train for the four-hour journey, the 27-year-old woman jumped from the roof of the train as it stopped at a railway station and walked away uninjured, police allege.

Police said the train driver saw the woman climb on to the roof of the freight train as it stopped at Broken Hill in the early hours of Tuesday.

The train continued on its 320km journey and reached speeds of 115kmh before stopping at Ivanhoe Railway Station.

The train driver contacted police and gave them a description of the woman.

A short time later, officers stopped a woman matching the driver's description as she walked along a highway.

The woman, who was attempting to make her way to Adelaide, was taken to Ivanhoe where other travel arrangements were made.

- Sydney Morning Herald

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