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Commuters are in for a long travel times today as an electrical fault in Burnley causes chaos to four train lines.
The Glen Waverley has been hit hardest, with the “fairly serious incident” expected to impact afternoon peak hour.
The 8.40am Glen Waverley to Flinders Street service stopped near East Richmond Station, with about 700 passengers stuck on the train for almost three hours.
The commuters were safely taken off the train at 11.54am.
One passenger tweeted during the period trapped on board that it was “getting claustrophobic” and called for the driver to release the doors to let in fresh air.
Metro have teams onsite in a bid to fix the damaged overhead wires, with buses replacing trains on the Alamein, Belgrave, Lilydale and Glen Waverley lines.
Belgrave/Lilydale lines: 20 buses in operation Richmond & Camberwell, extended journey time 60 mins. https://t.co/NUBM4OMjRl pic.twitter.com/Xq5R0qHGgj
— Metro Trains (@metrotrains) September 13, 2019
Metro is warning commuters to prepare for extended travel times of up to 60 minutes.
”It’s a fairly serious incident so we’re just waiting to hear the anticipated time of repairs,” Metro media manager Andrew Nelson said.
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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