A man has been filmed clinging onto a train travelling at 70mph.

Man clings onto train

Man clings onto train

The 19-second clip, which has been viewed more than 5,000 times , was uploaded onto Facebook and shows the carriage zooming along the Mitchell Freeway in Australia.

In the video, the camera shows the rear of the train, where a man is seen holding on for dear life to the wiper blades.

The unnamed male was later arrested by Public Transport Authority officers.

PTA spokesman David Hyne said: ''In all other instances it generally goes up on Facebook or on the internet, on YouTube after the event.''

The Australian government's transport minister, Rita Saffioti, warned how dangerous it is to be ''acting stupidly'' near to railway lines.

According to the Mirror Online, she added: ''They want to get on YouTube, they want mainstream publicity so they don't try to get themselves caught, so we don't often know about it until it's well after the event.

''People shouldn't be acting stupidly around our rail line, these are serious pieces of infrastructure and they can cause death and of course they can cause serious injuries.''