‘I was gobsmacked’: Guide dog crushed by commuters
A man has hit out at public transport etiquette in Melbourne after he was forced to physically keep people off a train to prevent a seeing-eye dog from being crushed.
The incident happened at Parliament station on Monday.
Brad Deacon told 3AW Mornings commuters kept piling into an already packed train, despite the fact a commuter and their guide dog clearly needed room.
“It was horrific,” he said.
“The people just didn’t give a damn.”
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The same thing happened at Richmond and then Burnley stations.
“It was like it was the last chopper out of Saigon after the Vietnam War,” he said.
Maybe a re think tomorrow of not having buses at Parliament station to ferry southern commuters out of city instead of overcrowding on eastern lines. Poor guide dog, I had to restrain people from boarding @heidimur @3AWNeilMitchell @metrotrains @RossAndJohn pic.twitter.com/Q3pYVzoJND
— Bradley Deacon 🇦🇺 (@BradleyWDeacon) January 8, 2018