Australian Commuters Lift a Train to Save Man Wedged Against Platform

A man became lodged between a commuter train and the platform during rush hour this morning in Perth, Australia. The freak accident presented a dangerous situation and the potential for a significant delay.

But his fellow commuters banded together to save the day. It’s unclear if they were genuinely concerned about his safety or just impatient. In New York City, it would have been a mix of both.


Everyone was ushered off the stalled conveyance and began pushing it as hard as they could. Eventually they were able to rock the train off the tracks, allowing the man to free himself.

The man’s injuries are not believed to be serious.

So let that be a lesson to you: go ahead and get stuck in a train today. People will be more than willing to bail you out and you’ll become famous.