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Dramatic moment a woman gets her hand trapped in train door before it takes off

Chilling footage shows why you should NEVER trust a train’s door sensors as a woman with ‘small wrists’ is dragged down the platform

  • Woman escapes serious injury after getting her arm stuck in a closing train door
  • CCTV shows the woman trying to stop the doors by blocking it with her arm
  • However a safety mechanism failed to register the woman’s arm was in door 
  • Her arm was still stuck in the train door as it started to leave the platform 

A young woman was lucky to avoid serious injury after sticking her arm into  the door of a closing train just as it was leaving the station. 

In vision obtained by Seven News, the woman attempts to get the automatic doors of the train to reopen just as it’s leaving Chatswood station on Sydney’s north shore. 

However, the woman’s wrists were believed to be too small to trigger the safety mechanism which reopens the door. The woman then frantically attempts to get the attention of a platform attendant. 

An elderly man and a young man behind the woman also try in vain to get the attention of a platform guard. Fear quickly turns to panic as the train starts to move away from the platform, dragging the woman along with it. 

Luckily, as the train started to speed off, the attendant sees the woman and manages to stop the train. 

She escaped serious injury and was even able to board the next train and continue on her journey.   

Footage has been released of a 2018 incident where a woman at the Chatswood train station in Sydney (pictured) got her arm caught in the train door before it started to leave the station

The footage was released by Sydney Trains as a warning to the common practice among commuters of sticking an arm or a foot in a carriage door to get it to automatically reopen.

Chief Executive Sydney Trains Stewart Mills said sticking your arm into a closing train door was dangerous and says the woman could easily have suffered a serious injury. 

The incident took place in 2018 but the footage was released this week as a way of highlighting train platform safety as commuters start to pack trains again. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Transport for NSW for further comment.  

In the shocking footage (pictured) the woman is seen running along the platform as the train drags her before a platform attendant sees her in distress and is able to alert the driver

In the shocking footage (pictured) the woman is seen running along the platform as the train drags her before a platform attendant sees her in distress and is able to alert the driver 

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