The British Transport Police revealed shocking footage, which shows an intoxicated women falling beneath a train, to highlight the dangers of rail stations to drunk Christmas revellers.

The unnamed woman can be seen getting off the train, stumbling and then rolling under the train. Fortunately, the woman recovered from the ordeal in hospital with just cuts and bruises and the trains were only delayed for 20 minutes.

The video was released alongside a statement to show rail users how a drunken stumble can turn into a life threatening situation.

Inspector Graham Bridges said: "This woman was lucky to only end up with a few minor injuries and, had it not been for the alertness of other passengers who helped her, we could have been dealing with potentially serious injuries.

"We understand that at this time of year, with Christmas fast approaching, people will be out at parties and will be consuming alcohol.

"We certainly do not want to spoil this and would simply ask that anyone drinking alcohol does so responsibly.

"Over the Christmas and New Year period, we will have an increase of high-profile patrols by officers at stations to reassure rail staff and passengers and make them feel safe.

Bridges went on to mention that his officers would have no difficulty in arresting any anti-social drunks over the Christmas holiday.

"Traditionally we see an increase of people using trains and stations at this time of year," he said. "Please enjoy yourself, but it is important that you remember to behave appropriately.

"There are many people who may not use the rail network as a mode of transport other than at this time of the year. So make sure you have your travel arrangements in place and particularly know the time of your last train home. Also, look out for your friends and colleagues during the evening," he said.

"The extensive use of CCTV across the rail network will once again be utilised to help police manage incidents.

"While we want everyone to enjoy themselves, we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour or any form of aggression towards the rail staff who work hard to keep the services running.

The video ends with a short message from the BTP urging the public to have a merry Christmas.