Train Surfing

Controversy around train surfing has become an issue in the media.
The news article ‘Train surfing alarm’ by Stephen Drill and Peter Rolfe in the recent media, shows the readers that train surfing has become a big problem for the public and the public transport services, which that train surfing is on the rise.

Drill and Rolfe in this article are trying to present a rational approach by using mainly facts, examples, expert opinion and figures to convince there readers that train misbehaviour are a rising problem. Drill and Rolfe have used facts to grab their readers attention, to show their audience that this is true, were they have said in there article that a man aged 20, died while riding on top of a train. This grabs the reader’s attention because it’s true, that this person has died while riding on top of a train. By saying this they want their audience to be against train surfing, to make them feel scared to show them that it dangerous to surf on trains, to show them that people have died while surfing on trains, and by saying that they have also used an example were they have used two techniques at the same time to make their evidence stronger to back up there claims.

Unlike facts, expert opinion is also used because by reading what the experts have to say convinces the readers to believe there quote, like were connex customer service manager Geoff Young said it was an increasing trend, with reports growing from about three a month to nine reports a month.
By saying this the expert’s opinion makes the article more believable.
And finally they have used figure to make their story stronger, by showing the readers that there had been up to 360 incidents of train surfing between carriages in the past year makes their audience believe that this is a big problem and to take interest in it.

In conclusion the article by Stephen Drill and Peter Rolfe specific aim was to stop thrill seeking teenagers from train surfing, to stop putting themselves at risk...