It was a good thing that I didn’t have uni yesterday. I have never been in a train using its emergency brakes, and I am hoping to never have to.
I usually catch the 6:46am train to Melbourne. Yesterday that same train hit a girl who was crossing the tracks at North Shore station. She saw a train coming, thinking it was the 6:53am stopping all stations, and so she ran across the tracks to catch it. Instead it was the 6:46am express, running past North Shore station at 90 km/h.
I guess there is a reason V/line puts out posters such as these…
(by the way – the 6:46am train is usually 6 carriages and so weighs over 500 tonnes)