How to Get a First-Class Seat on a SkyTrain
Posted On August 3, 2021
How to get a first-class seat on a Sydney SkyTrain train has been a big question mark for many travellers, and now it has been confirmed.
It comes as NSW police revealed last night that they have uncovered a new crime on the SkyTrain system after a young woman was sexually assaulted on the platform last month.
Police allege that the woman was groped by a man who was sitting at a ticket machine and that she had a “strong odor” of alcohol on her.
The alleged victim was also allegedly given an alcoholic beverage in a bottle and a condom was found on the train.
Police said the woman, who was identified as 24-year-old Lauren, was walking on the Sydney Citylink to the Princes Park station on May 10 when a man approached her and started to ask her questions.
“She was asking questions of him as he walked past, then he stopped and he asked her to get off the train,” Detective Inspector David MacGregor said.
“He told her he didn’t want to be touched.”
After that he went onto the train and sat down at the ticket machine.
“I asked him what was wrong and he said, ‘I don’t know, I don’t have a problem with you’,” Detective Inspector MacGregour said.
Ms Lauren’s father has since lodged a complaint with the NSW Police Integrity Commission.
He said he believes the man should be charged for sexual assault, and he has also contacted the police union.
He told ABC Sydney his daughter had been sleeping on the ground, which would have left her vulnerable.
“It’s really disgusting,” he said.”[I] feel like they’re trying to make a political point by trying to politicise this and I think it’s very concerning.”
Ms Lauren said she had been groped on the floor of the train by a stranger and she was unsure of the man’s identity.
“The last time I’ve been on this train, it’s been so long and the smells and the vibrations are so intense, I didn’t even think I was going to be able to get on the next train,” she said.
She said she would have preferred to be seated next to a fellow passenger.
“That’s the most I’ve ever been on the same train,” Ms Lauren said.
The incident was not reported to police, and no further action was taken.
“We are looking into it, we are talking to the police, we have got to be careful about what we say to people,” Detective Sergeant Peter Jones said.
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