Drop off ill pas­sen­gers

Herald Sun - - NEWS - JAMES DOWL­ING

SICK pas­sen­gers will now be al­lowed to get off the train and wait for help at the plat­form, un­der a new trial.

Those feel­ing un­well will be able to be moved off the train and placed on the plat­form or trans­ported to a bet­terequipped nearby sta­tion.

Pre­vi­ously, sick pas­sen­gers were left on the train un­til help ar­rived but af­ter a re­view, the gov­ern­ment and Pub­lic Trans­port Vic­to­ria found this was not the best way to treat them.

Chief paramedic Alan Eade said most peo­ple who fell ill could be best treated on the plat­form where there was water, shade and fresh air.

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