Well, I guess she has an argument IF
the tracks loocked really, really abandoned and couldn't see or hear the train coming.
When I still lived in Hamburg, I visited two friends who both studied music in Lübeck. We went to a theater which was located at what was formerly a quai. And then there was a railroad track (but no rail bed) between the old quai and some remarkably small parking lots. With a car bigger than a Golf, you would either stand halfway on the road or on the track. So it didn't come as surprise that many cars from non-residents were parked in a way that made it impossible for a train to travel on this very segment of the track.
The surprise came when I left the theater and saw a freight train moving slowly along the track. It was an absolutely bizarre picture, and they must have removed a dozen cars. My friend asked the train driver how much it will be for each car owner. "Well, we had to stop - that will be 500 Marks, plus xxx (forgotten) Marks for each hour we have to wait for the tow truck."
One expensive theater ticket ...