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Seven News has obtained exclusive pictures showing why it pays to "mind the gap" - and not just when boarding a train.
Just after 8am at Homebush station, a businessman can be seen in a mad rush to catch a train.
Losing his footing, he tumbles down 25 stairs, all the way to the platform.
A man rushing to catch the train falls down 25 steps. Source: 7 NewsIncredibly he walks away with just a few scratches - and a very bruised ego.
At Edgecliffe station, a woman is distracted by her mobile as she comes off the top of the escalator.
A woman distracted by her phone falls over at the top of an escalator. Source: 7 NewsAt 5.15pm, peak hour at Circular Quay, and elderly lady gets caught in the Opal card crush.
An elderly lady falls over in the Opal card crush at Circular Quay. Source 7 NewsIn the last financial year, there were 1855 slips, trips and falls at railways stations, with hundreds of injuries and five children falling through the cracks every week.
This woman steps off a train and falls through the gap. Source: 7 NewsSydney Trains customer service Susannah Le Bron said commuters wer being injured due to distractions.
"They've got mobile phones in their hands, they're carrying bags and they're not focused on the environment," she said.
The government says safety at railway stations is a top priority, spending millions on 450 separate upgrades across the network to upgrade platforms, install brighter lighting and adding new lifts to reduce injuries.
This article first appeared on au.news.yahoo.com
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