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Scenic train ride along Pacific ocean coast in Canterbury regoin, South Island of New Zealand

(Picture: Dmitry Naumov)

The iconic Coastal Pacific train that runs from Picton and Christchurch in New Zealand has been forced to shut its outdoor carriage after too many people attempted dangerous selfies.

Scenic shots are nothing new on Instagram but those risking their lives will now be unable to do so on the trains viewing carriage.

The 217-mile route passes through some of the most picturesque landscapes of the country but too many people have been leaning out of the carriage to take selfies, photos, and videos.

A lot of the people hanging out of the train are not aware of the upcoming tunnels which can quickly become dangerous.

So the KiwiRail group – which operates the service – is now conducting a review to see how it can continue allowing people to take in the sights without allowing them to be exposed.

The carriage will be closed until the group comes up with a solution.

The train will no longer open its doors to the outdoor viewing carriage

(Picture: Dmitry Naumov)

Despite the number of signs and announcements on board our trains pointing out the dangers of this, we have seen passengers leaning out with selfie sticks, iPads and their bodies, often unaware of an approaching tunnel which could cause a tragic incident for themselves, and others in the carriage, said Katie McMahon, general manager of KiwiRail group.

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We simply have to stop adults and children leaning from the carriages or we would not be discharging our duty as a safe transport operator.

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They are considering glass windows, rails or some sort of barrier.

Its not the first time travel shots were considered dangerous. Last year, an influencer was slammed for standing in front of a moving train to get the perfect Insta shot.

Recently a vlogging couple were criticised after one of them was seen