Dramatic CCTV has emerged of the moment heroic transport workers pulled a reportedly drunk woman out of the path of an oncoming train.
"It's the closest I've seen someone getting hit by a train", Constable Ben Mitchell said.
Victoria Police has released a video of the incident which shows the woman crossing the tracks before attempting to climb onto the platform. A man boarded the service and assaulted a woman by elbowing and pushing her from the train, he then further assaulted a man also travelling on board the train.
He said the woman appeared to be dazed and told officers she was "just being stupid and wanted to get to the other side".
It's not clear why the woman was on the tracks - local media suggest she may have been under the influence of alcohol.
"I don't think she realised the seriousness of what she had done and how close she had come to being killed on the day", Constable Steven Goldman added.
Victoria Police praised the officers for their quick actions, saying they were releasing the footage "to highlight the serious safety risks involved in entering the railway tracks, in or around station platforms".