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Calls for safety checks across Melbourne have ignited after an 18-month-old tram stop collapsed on a woman.
The Carnegie shelter was not struck when it crumbled last month, almost falling on a woman who had been standing underneath it.
In new footage of the incident, the woman can be seen fleeing on to the road which forced the emergency stop of an oncoming tram.
The alarming incident has the Rail Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) calling for an audit on all major tram stops across the city.
A female tram passenger had to scramble to get away from a collapsing 18-month-old tram shelter. (Nine)The tram stop was already leaning before it crumbled.
Divisional secretary of the RTBU Tarik Koc said the collapse is unacceptable and the union is concerned about other platform stops that could be potentially dangerous.
"It's mind boggling. It's absolutely insane what happened at Carnegie at the terminus, and it should never have to happen again," Mr Koc said.
The Rail Train and Bus Union are calling for a safety audit of all major Melbourne tram stops after the unexpected collapse. (Nine)The Carnegie shelter has now been removed.
Shadow Transport Minister David Davis said Melbourne passengers had the right to feel safe when commuting.
"Our public transport system should be safe and secure for passengers and the public more generally," Mr Davis said.
"There's no way a tram stop, and it seems a relatively recent tram stop, should be allowed to collapse like that."
This article first appeared on www.9news.com.au
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