Trains into Melbourne CBD stopped after incident at Camberwell
Feb. 12, 2020
Train travel into the Melbourne CBD is slowly resuming but delays of to 40 minutes are being experienced acrossed the network.
Earlier this morning, commuters travelling into the city on the Alamein/Belgrave and Lilydale lines were forced off trains and told replacement buses could be an hour away.
Metro Trains issued a vague statement, citing a “police request in the East Camberwell and Camberwell area”.
Passengers were forced to exit trains at Box Hill, Camberwell and Alamein.
Passengers across the network have complained about a lack of information coming through.
Kate Squires tweeted that her train was stuck for 30 minutes between Nunawading and Blackburn and that the driver told passengers: “So, uh... we should be able to get you off, uh, I dunno... soon? Maybe? Yeah...”
Ben tweeted: “How’s those buses going? Don’t tell me to go to the website, it’s useless.”
Hollie Curtin wrote to Metro Trains asking: “Could we please have some announcements on the carriages so we know what is going on? We have been held at Hawthorn Station for over 15 minutes now with no information.”
Metro Trains responded, advising her that the team had alerted the driver and that it was best to check the website.
Victoria Police said a self-harm incident had occurred and police had cleared the scene.