And here's why: Do these people realize that a train isn't by accident? That you only have to move five feet from the track to be totally clear of the train and then some?
In a perfect world, the railroad would be able to go after the family of people who stand in the way of a train and get hit for compensation. Stopping for stupid people costs the railroad vast sums of cash, for an entirely victim-avoidable accident...
Link to the article in question.
Apparently all train tracks need barbwire topped chain link fences and locking pedestrian gates.