Witnessed today at the Paraparaumu Railway Station: a person in a wheelchair turned his wheelchair to face the doors of the approaching train. The wheelchair suddenly lurched forward - I'm not not sure if brakes were on or failed - just as the train came into the station. Thankfully, the actions of about five people who threw themselves at the wheelchair, and prevented the man from falling under the train. It was all over in less than 10 seconds.
Between today's incident, and the sickening footage of the baby in Melbourne, I would like to know why these platforms must slope towards the train?