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Person struck down by a train at a busy Melbourne station – with passengers warned to expect delays as emergency services rush to the scene

  • Person hit by train near Footscray
  • No trains between Footscray and Sunshine
  • It’s been a day of commuter chaos in Melbourne¬†

Melbourne train commuters have been warned to expect major delays after a person was hit by a train near Footscray station.

Emergency services are at the scene of the incident in West Footscray which occurred around 1.10pm on Thursday.

Buses have replaced Metro trains between Footscray and Sunshine, sparking chaos on the Sunbury line as students and workers prepare to head home for the day.

Melbourne train commuters have been warned to expect major delays after a person was hit by a train at Footscray Station

Melbourne train commuters have been warned to expect major delays after a person was hit by a train at Footscray Station

Commuters are advised to take a Werribee train and change at Footscray and to allow extra travelling time.

Trains continue to operate between Flinders Street and Footscray stations.

No other details about the West Footscray incident are currently available.

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The incident follows a morning of public transport chaos.

Wild storms lashed Melbourne earlier on Thursday, prompting mass delays across the rail network.

Commuters on the Geelong line experienced delays of up to an hour, after lightning damaged tracks at Tarneit and Waurn Ponds.

There were also delays on the Belgrave and Lilydale lines due to an equipment fault. Train services have since resumed between Camberwell and Burnley.

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