This morning a man boarding a Transperth train slipped and became jammed in the five-centimetre gap between the carriage and the station platform.
In an effort to try and free the man, passengers were initially told to move to the opposite side of the train in the hope their weight would shift it away from his leg. But when that failed, staff told commuters to get off the train and about 50 of them lined up in a row along the platform to tilt the carriage away from the man so he could be lifted out.
Authorities praised their efforts as an example of “people power”.
People inspire you, or they drain you — pick them wisely.