Incident at Glenferrie?

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PalmerEldritch Say goodnight to the bad guy

Location: Princes Park, Carlton
Heard on SEN at around 5:30pm this afternoon that rail services between Burnley and Camberwell have been suspended due to an unspecified incident at Glenferrie station.

Does anyone have anymore info?

Cheers
PE
 
Tonzo Train Controller

Location: Nunawading, Vic
There was apparently bedlam near Burnley station as people scrambled to get onto the #70 trams.

Metlink now reports normal services resumed at 7:29pm. Huge numbers are cars still at Blackburn railway station carpark at 7pm.

Tony
 
Metro Transit Minister for Railways

Location: Error.
Indeed there was. My agent on out in the field reported that someone was struck by a train at Glenferrie and that services were severely delayed and that passengers were advised to get a tram into the city aparently.


Metro II.
 
psr85 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sandringham Line, Melbourne
Chaos is probably an understatement.

People were forced on to trams, told to go to Camberwell. Pedestrians were overflowing on the corner of Burnley St, and when a tram did come, nobody could get on. Taxi's were the vehicle of choice for some, while many others chose to walk or wait for a lift. Traffic around Burnley was worse than normal, as was Hawthorn. All 75 trams were chockers as well.

I didn't see one Connex staff member the whole time - just an observation, not an attack on Connex.

There were a lot of angry people on the trams.

And back in to hiding I go Wink
 
melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange
Heard on SEN at around 5:30pm this afternoon that rail services between Burnley and Camberwell have been suspended due to an unspecified incident at Glenferrie station.

Does anyone have anymore info?

Cheers
PE
- PalmerEldritch

I see this topic will be locked up soon; the problem at Glenferrie station was someone got hit by a train and now past on. Embarassed

It was very sad.
 
City_Loop Station Staff

Back on topic:

Pax were repeatedly advised at Southern Cross, All passengers on platform 10 please note: there are no trains running from the city to Camberwell on the Lilydale or Belgrave lines, please catch a tram to Camberwell junction from flinders street or take the next train to Glen Waverley and catch a tram at Burnley. This is due to an accident at Glenferrie.

Glen Waverley was pretty much the only train running through platform 10, mayhem and masses of people. Glen Waverley bound trains were full at southern cross…. So no chance of getting on at flagstaff, MC or Parliament. I counted roughly 200 in my car…. So I would say around 1200 people where on my train this evening and it certainly felt like it! Air-Con kept dropping out… and you get that eerie silence.
 
joffie Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Yes, I can confirm.

No trains, but major mess around Richmond around 5:25 when I arrived.

Trains were only running to Glen Waverley, but were packed like no tomorrow!!!

Passengers were told to get a tram, which were all full anyway, they were later told busses would be running.

I caught the Glen Waverley train to Glen Iris, and the bus from there to Waverly road, where I changed to the 700 to Box Hill.  Figured this would be quicker then waiting for rail replacement.

Radio traffic report did state fatality.
 

Location: Banned
IMO it would have been smarter to try and get on a tram at Flinders Street, Richmond or East Richmond than try to get on along with a massive crowd at Burnley.

I caught the Glen Waverley train to Glen Iris, and the bus from there to Waverly road, where I changed to the 700 to Box Hill.
- joffie

Couldn't you have gotten on the 700 at Holmesglen Station Confused? You could have also taken the 888/889 from Glen Waverley to Nunawading.
 
Scottie_theNerd Train Controller

I was at Flinders Street when the incident was announced. Trains to Blackburn and Alamein were no longer running for the night, and passengers were advised to catch trams to Camberwell.
 
route14 Chief Commissioner

I wonder what measures Yarra Trams took, probably no more than running their normal services.
 
Metro Transit Minister for Railways

Location: Error.
I wonder what measures Yarra Trams took, probably no more than running their normal services.
- route14

Quite possibly as they would not have had much time to add more services and by the time they organsied more trams on some toutes teh incident could or was probably all cleared up. So there wouldn't have been much need for it.


Metro II.
 
joffie Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
IMO it would have been smarter to try and get on a tram at Flinders Street, Richmond or East Richmond than try to get on along with a massive crowd at Burnley.

I caught the Glen Waverley train to Glen Iris, and the bus from there to Waverly road, where I changed to the 700 to Box Hill.
- joffie

Couldn't you have gotten on the 700 at Holmesglen Station Confused? You could have also taken the 888/889 from Glen Waverley to Nunawading.
- Somebody in the WWW


Didn't really think at the time.

When I got on, the driver said it would be better to catch the 742 from Glen Waverley to Heatherdale, but I am not sure how frequent it is.
 
jc5123 Beginner

for me, its second incident within half year
i was on the train and it stop at burnley, and the operator says there is incident in glenferrie
I took the bus to Mitcham, its all packed and no one could get on from Victoria Parade
luckily i finished my work early, otherwise i have to wait the train running as usual  Confused
 
jfan Chief Train Controller

As a consequence of the rolling stock being out of position, a 6 car comeng was running the Alamein shuttles last night, looked even more empty than it usually is Very Happy

Announcements at Flinders Street were made for the 70/75/72/109 tram services to Camberwell/Box Hill and Lonsdale St buses for Doncaster/Mitcham area. In the loop, they suggested taking the Glen Waverley train to Burnley (which was almost impossible as mentioned above).

At 1730-1800hrs, lots of empty car movements formed by up services arriving at Flinders Street headed west (to Flemington?) with at least two banked on the Burnley viaduct. Glen Waverley services ran via the Clifton Hill viaduct around 1750hrs, delaying those services as well. A better solution would have been to run more (unscheduled) services to Glen Waverley for connecting trams (16/72) and buses (734, 703, 700, 888/9, etc) Also it would help clear the crowd in the loop. At least the communication (and alternative options) were announced this time. Not perfect, but getting better.
 
M_Train Chief Train Controller

Location: Mulgrave, Melbourne, Victoria
I can confirm this incident resulted in a fatality, I have just recieved an email from Swinburne to all students (I assume)

Dear students, Late yesterday afternoon a person died at Glenferrie station. It is likely that some students from Swinburne witnessed this and may be distressed. I would like to remind all students that free, confidential counselling and support is available through Swinburne's Student Services on XXXX XXXX. Swinburne's Chaplaincy Service is also available to students and can be contacted on XXXXXXXXXX.
- Edited version of email
 
melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange
I can confirm this incident resulted in a fatality, I have just recieved an email from Swinburne to all students (I assume)

Dear students, Late yesterday afternoon a person died at Glenferrie station. It is likely that some students from Swinburne witnessed this and may be distressed. I would like to remind all students that free, confidential counselling and support is available through Swinburne's Student Services on XXXX XXXX. Swinburne's Chaplaincy Service is also available to students and can be contacted on XXXXXXXXXX.
- Edited version of email
- M_Train


I did say it was a fatality in my post,

I was at station around 5.30 on Tuesday.
I got the same email today from Swinburne.
 
timmay Beginner

I can confirm that I received the same e-mail from the Director of Student Operations.  

I was on the way to class @ 5:00pm.  I saw 3 X MFB Trucks (inc. 1 heavy rescue), 2 x MICA and 2 X Police Cars.  I could see everyone was being cleared from Platforms 1 & 2, however there wasn't anything over the PA.

As I was walking up the path on the Swinburne Side I saw a whole bunch of MICA and Police looking under all the Carriages.  The immediate impression I got was they weren't doing a rescue, but a recovery.

I must say, I feel for everyone who was witness to that.  Especially the Train Driver (he was being questioned by a few Police when I walked past)
 
craiglaw2 Beginner

I blogged about this and several people posted comments which have further information:
http://craiglawton.info/2008/02/13/suicide-at-glenferrie-station/
 
dthead - Administrator Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Fatality, thread locked.

I will commend you all on a good job to stay clear of the fatality and talk about the effects of this incident on the system.
 

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