More on young people on Sydney’s trains

Out of breath, running to catch the train, I tap my card, the beep registers that I have passed, I dash down the stairs behind a youth in a red shirt ,he manages to cut inside just before the sirens before the “doors closing, please stand clear” sounds and my fate is sealed, I am too late, the doors are closing before my eyes. But then his reaches his arm through the narrowing space and they open wide once more. And I “alight” the train, as they say.
Another instance of young person violating the laws of the train network. I speak to him inside and he scoffs, stating that nothing will happen. His mate and him were smoking once, “but we were the only ones on the train” he insists. I explain how these trains were bran new, made up something about the “smoke clogging the AC vents” – I think he saw through that one – before referring to the real danger of burnt and ashy seats (they are a upholstery!), not to mention the disrespect he would be causing anyone who entered a smoky train.
From what he said, there were no repercussions to that incident, although the conductor threatened them with arrest.


About writinghealth

Wannabe Epidemiologist? Wannabe med anthro person? I guess. Christian, scientist (not Christian scientist), i mean like I studied molecular biology and I part of the RC Church. I also completed a Masters of Public Health, at the University of Cape Town, in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
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