Strangers spring into action as ‘distraught’ mother watches train depart with her baby
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A mother and baby have been separated in a moment of chaos at Southern Cross train station.
But Metro says it’s not at fault for what happened.
Witness Anthony McAleer told 3AW Breakfast the mother was trying to board the train about 5.20pm last Friday.
She managed to get the pram and baby onto the train but became stuck herself in the closing doors.
The train then took off with her baby, leaving the worried mum stranded on the platform.
“The mother was quite distraught, I saw her out the carriage windows,” Anthony explained.
Anthony said a group of people quickly realised what happen and took care of the child.
The baby was taken off the train at the next station, Flagstaff, where mum and bubs were re-united.
Metro’s Anthony Fewster told Neil Mitchell the driver had followed all safety procedures.
A review of CCTV revealed the mother had made a late lunge to get on the train, which is what Metro encourages passengers not to do.
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