Shock, horror, a train travelled with the doors open. You can read the full article here, but here is a clip.
PASSENGERS suffered through a harrowing 80km/h rail ride as a train with a door completely open roared along the Sandringham line.
Video footage taken by a passanger yesterday morning showed the open door as the train travelled from Windsor to Balaclava. He really ought to have been hanging tightly on to something instead of filming.
"It was wide open for nearly 90 seconds and there was no way I was going to try and close it and risk my life," the passenger who took the video, Mr Karun Sachdeva, said. Very wise not to go near the open door and perhaps get sucked out.
"It must have been going about 80 to 90 km/h and there were four other passengers on the carriage who were just as concerned as I was," he said. I may be wrong, but it my experience the Sandringham train never gets to anywhere near 90 km/h between Windsor and Balaclava. I would guess at 70 km/h, but correct me if you will. Anyway, if you fall out at 40 or 90, you will probably get a nasty bruise or two.
"It was a very frightening experience for all of us."He must be younger than myself. The frightened man ought to been around when tram and train doors were only closed when it was cold. Miraculously there were very few people falling out. By his name, I would hazard a guess that he comes from a country where people regularly travel on the roof of a train. Good that he has embraced the Australian safety standards.
While it is not preferable to have a train door open while it is moving, the story was clearly for use on a slow news day.