Mum’s horrific ordeal as peak-hour train leaves with baby inside”
A mother watched in horror as the doors of a Melbourne peak-hour train closed, separating her from her baby and heading for the next station – while she was left on the platform.
Metro Trains Melbourne has confirmed the ordeal at Southern Cross Station, which began when mother and baby were trying to board a Belgrave-bound train at 5.30pm on Friday.
The mother spent four terrifying minutes separated form her child, as the baby travelled to Flagstaff.
A spokesman said the company was reviewing the CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses to work out how it unfolded and could not confirm reports of the train doors first closing on the pram, or the mother’s arm.
“We need to review the CCTV to see if that’s the case,” the spokesman said. “Some eyewitnesses are saying different things. We don’t know the exact circumstances.”