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Peak-hour train travellers faced lengthy delays after a truck reportedly hit a rail bridge in Melbourne's north on Monday.
Police were told a truck hit the Flemington Road rail bridge on the Upfield line shortly after 5pm.
Metro Trains said it was informed of a "bridge strike" by Victoria Police and sent engineers to inspect the damage.
But there's no evidence of a truck ever hitting the Flemington Road bridge.
"There was no truck there when we arrived," a Metro spokesman said.
Similarly, police said there was no truck in sight when officers arrived at the scene.
Nevertheless, trains were stopped and hundreds of passengers forced to find other means of transport.
One commuter described scenes at nearby Macaulay station as "absolute chaos".
Engineers declared the bridge safe about 5.40pm, but it was too late for commuters already facing half-hour delays.
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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