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Shocking CCTV of close calls at Melbourne train stations - most involving prams and young children - has been released as part of a new safety campaign.
The 'Look Out For The Little Ones' campaign has been launched to highlight the risks to kids at railway entries, exits and platforms.
It comes as a warning with the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show approaching.
Many of the eye-opening clips feature prams rolling off platforms.
One of the videos shows a pram coming within inches of colliding with a train after a woman started running with it.Image: Metro TrainsOne shows a platform on the Upfield line and a couple running while pushing a pram as a train approaches.
As the woman tries to push the pram toward the man, she misses and it comes within centimetres of hitting the front of the train.
Another shows a child accidentally running head first into a closing Myki barrier at a station.
Hotspots for the incidents involving children include Flinders Street, Southern Cross, West Richmond, Richmond, Toorak, Caulfield, Newport and Flagstaff stations.
This video shows a pram rolling onto the tracks as a woman focuses on a toddler.Image: Metro TrainsThere will be posters at some of the busy stations to remind passengers of safety if travelling with children.
"The Royal Melbourne Show is an institution for Victorian families and with tens of thousands catching the train, we’re asking parents and carers to take extra care to keep their children safe," Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said.
In another pram-related video, one gets caught between the door and platform.Image: Metro Trains"The rail network can be an intimidating place for children – this campaign is all about reinforcing positive messages to keep them safe."
This article first appeared on 7news.com.au
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