A woman was very lucky to not be killed when she tried to board a departing train. I think the train won't move unless the doors are all shut, but perhaps the doors were near enough to be closed with only a couple of fingers jammed in between the doors. Never mind. Take a look at this snip from The Age and while is a presumable a direct quote, The Age needs to make sure such nonsense doesn't appear in print. Sergeant Tim Fletcher was quoted as saying:
"The train was still moving when she first fell between the tracks, but
again due to the quick-thinking passengers who applied the emergency
brake, it brought the train to a standstill which obviously saved her
life," he said.
So where is this emergency brake inside Melbourne train carriages?
Some more information added later made it clear it was the emergency intercom pressed by passengers which alerted the driver, who probably applied the emergency brakes.
Even the well resourced BBC World Service gets it wrong at times. After the Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, a BBC reporter said locals had no water and had taken to drinking sea water. Our less well resourced ABC Radio Australia's version is that the locals know they can get fresh water that percolates through limestone near the beach. I guess the BBC reporter saw a local coming from the beach with a bucket of water and then drinking from it. While not at all trivialising the terrible destruction the cyclone wrought on Vanuatu, Pacific Island people have been experiencing cyclones for a very long time.