Trains how is this necessary?
Install a “Doors Closing, Please Stand Clear” announcement on Melbourne’s trains and trams
We've had an automated "stand clear" message on the platforms since forever (as an 80s kid I distinctly remember the very British-sounding female voiceover at Flinders Street), the catch is, they're only used when a train is about to start its trip from its terminus, not at intermediate stations.When we (ARHS - ACT) were running Phantom of the Opera trains in the early 90s, I remember the Spencer Street announcement;'The train standing on Platform 1 is departing for Canberra. Please stand clear.' We really knew we had been accepted by railway professionals. The travelling public probably wondered what was going on.
For example, the Lilydale/Belgrave shuttles at Ringwood will get the "stand clear" announcement, but not the through services.