Posts Tagged ‘safety’

So you’ve dropped something onto the tracks

So you’ve dropped something onto the railway tracks – your hat perhaps? Umbrella? Footy scarf? Bottle of Passion Pop? ‘Caution wet floor’ sign? ‘P’ trap? Collection of Formplex weatherboard samples? Well – don’t run across the tracks. Chase down station staff. They’ve got a long grabby arm. Ready to fish it back up. Footnote I […]

Melbourne trains moving with open doors

Last week The Age published article titled Long delays for justice over teen’s train death – detailing with the aftermath of a 2014 fatality at Heyington station. Initially much has been made of the gap between the train and the sharply curved platform at Heyington. But the real cause was something far more concerning. Moving […]

Dodgy doors on Melbourne’s Comeng trains

Last week the doors of Melbourne’s Comeng trains received another mention in the news, when it was revealed that a 17-year-old boy had jumped out of moving train at Watergardens station after forcing the doors open. So how long have the doors had this vulnerability?

Article on Comeng train doors: The Age, March 15, 2014