‘Travelers’ in Denver come and go as stowaways on trains

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DENVER -- Business leaders, city officials and police in Denver blame recent safety problems on the 16th Street Mall on transients who call themselves “travelers.”

Many of them hop the trains, stowaway illegally and travel in and out of Denver.

One of the locations where the travelers get on and off trains is on a popular bike path just west of downtown.

YouTube video taken by a young man hopping the train there shows him crawling through a hole in the fence, then jumping on board a train as it slowly moves out of Denver.

The hole in the fence is still there, and there is evidence of other travelers, including empty alcohol bottles and syringes along the tracks. Nearby residents who use the bike path say the train hopping is something of an open secret.

One woman said she has never had any problems with the travelers there.

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