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A WOMAN is alive after she was struck by a train and trapped on the tracks at Southern Cross earlier this afternoon.
It sparked a major emergency response, closing down the platform. Disruptions to several affected services have eased, with some minor delays ongoing.
Paramedics, police and fire crews rescued the woman from under the train at platform 14 after she was hit about 4pm.
She was taken to hospital with a broken arm. An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said the case was being treated as a mental health concern and the woman was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition.
Minor delays continued on several lines until well after 8pm.
Metro spokesman Marcus Williams offered an apology to affected customers.
A police spokeswoman said the exact circumstances hadn’t been determined and the investigation is ongoing.
Earlier, V/Line has reported its Southern Cross to South Geelong service has been cancelled and its Traralgon to Southern Cross will finish at Dandenong due to the incident.
Trains were able to resume from platforms 13 and 14 at 5.15pm.
The area was closed for just over an hour, with passengers asked to listen for announcements or speak to station staff for more information if needed.
For mental health help, contact Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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