Forcing doors open

Don’t do it, on a train. It could just be your unlucky day where the coppers are on board and will issue you with a nice little fine.

While sitting on my train ride home today, someone did just that at the South Yarra station. He wedged his bag into the door, the train doors reopened again, and he came in. Within a few seconds, the police asked him for his ID and wrote a note of infringement, and will hand it over to the appropriate authorities. He tried to wiggle his way out of it, but in the end just accepted the fact that he was in a rut.

Now, it would seem that when the police officers are on board the train, they actually look out the doors at every stop to see if folk are running in. I presume the moment the train doors open for the second time (implying someone has tried to force the door open) the find it easy to look out and catch the offender.

3 Comments so far

  1. Christop (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 11:03 am

    I’ve seen a guy try to stop doors with his arms and hurt himself pretty badly. He just stuck both his arms in between the closing doors, and had them close on him.


  2. Winza (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2006 @ 6:19 pm

    I know a friend who forced doors open and jumped off just after a train moved from the station platform. She was okay apart from hurting her knees.


  3. naomi (unregistered) on May 29th, 2006 @ 4:58 am

    Read my page: http://www.myspace.com/naomiparrish

    I saw the police pull a body out of the subway.



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