WATCH: A terse call from a man with a train on the Melbourne route sparks an urgent alert
The horrifying moment when a Melbourne man stumbled off a platform in front of an oncoming train was caught on the station’s CCTV.
A spectator, who jumped when he saw the man staggering on the edge, can be seen reaching out and missing him by inches.
WATCH VIDEO ABOVE: CCTV captures the moment a Melbourne man falls onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train.
For more travel-related news and videos, visit 7Travel >>
The train pulling into St Albans station was only yards from the man when he fell onto the tracks on the evening of February 8.
Within three crucial seconds, the Sunbury line service activated its emergency brakes and the man jumped to his feet and sped across the tracks.
It takes him a moment to stop on the other side of the tracks before pulling himself up onto the platform.
Subway workers and security guards attended to the passenger, who was not injured.
The Metro issued an urgent warning to commuters to stay behind the yellow line on the platform at all times.
According to Metro, more than 100 new CCTV cameras have recently been installed on the network, bringing the total number of stations and trains to 12,500.
Other important precautions have been taken to prevent passengers and objects from falling onto the tracks.
300 screen doors will be installed across Melbourne to separate platforms from the tracks.
“The tempered glass sliding doors will open and close alongside a new fleet of high-capacity Metro trains to improve passenger safety,” Infrastructure Victoria said.
https://7news.com.au/travel/metro-trains/watch-mans-close-call-with-train-on-melbourne-track-sparks-urgent-warning-c-10259397 WATCH: A terse call from a man with a train on the Melbourne route sparks an urgent alert