A CORONER has called for improved warning signs at a Hampshire train station, after a Totton teenager died after falling on a live track.

Callum Rhys Evans, 17, from Totton, was studying at Peter Symonds College in Winchester and had plans to go to university to study geography.

On September 15, last year, Callum and three of his friends decided to get the train to Bournemouth.

An inquest at Winchester Coroners Court heard how the group bought some alcohol when they arrived, and spent time at the beach.

After getting a takeaway, the group realised they would not catch their intended train, and instead, a parent of one of the teenagers picked them up.

Callum and two of his friends were dropped off at Hinton Admiral train station and then climbed down from the platform, onto the tracks and started “walking to the other side”.

After a while, the group climbed back onto the platform, but Callum then climbed back down.

One of the friends, Elspeth Hargreaves, then said she saw Callum trip, and fall down, landing on the tracks.

She said Callum wasn’t moving and called for police who recovered him.

A post mortem later found that Callum had suffered thermal injuries and third degree burns as a result of being electrocuted when he fell.

It was also said that Callum was 2.7 times the drink drive limit at the time.

Now area coroner, Jason Pegg has said he will be preparing a Prevention of Future Deaths Report for Network Rail, to indicate his concern at a lack of clear signage.

At the inquest, Neil Evans, Callum’s father, described him as “popular” and added: “He had lots of friends. He really enjoyed life. He had time for everyone.”

Mr Evans said Callum “loved his travel” and “went to many different countries”.

Mr Pegg said Callum had died when he fell onto a live wire and was electrocuted.

He concluded that Callum’s death was as a result of an accidental fall, but added that Callum was intoxicated with alcohol at the time.