Woman hit by train in Hampton, key train line suspended Monday evening.
  Richard Youl

What a way to run a railway!

Metro shut the entire line because of a death at the second last station!!!

There are adequate terminating arrangements at Brighton, one entire station before the accident scene.

This does nothing to dispel my assertion that the running of Melbourne suburban trains has been nothing short of a shambles for decades!



Woman hit by train in Hampton, key train line suspended
Simone Fox KoobApril 15, 2019 — 6.17pm

Queues for replacement buses along Princes Bridge after trains were suspended on the Sandringham line. Nine News
A woman has died after she was hit by a train in Melbourne's south-east.

The death of the woman, which will be examined by the coroner, occurred at a pedestrian crossing between Hampton and Brighton on Monday afternoon.

"Emergency services attended Holyrood Street just after 4pm," a police spokeswoman said.

"The yet to be identified woman died at the scene. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are yet to be determined at this stage."

The Sandringham line has been suspended due to the death of a woman who was hit by a tram. Nine News
The Sandringham train line was suspended for several hours and Metro Trains ordered 44 replacement buses, which are running from the Arts Centre.

Trains resumed at 6.30pm but delays were still expected.

About 5pm, queues for the buses stretched along Princes Bridge to Flinders Street.

Trams were also more crowded than usual on routes 58, 67 and 78 due to the disruption, with Yarra Trams urging people to allow extra travel time.

Delays of over an hour are expected. Nine News
A Metro Trains spokesman said the replacement buses from the Arts Centre were already running for commuters using the Frankston line, which is undergoing major project works between Flinders Street and Caulfield.

"There is lots of pressure on those replacement buses to get out of the Arts Centre," he said.

A Public Transport Victoria spokesman said there were significant wait times due to the number of people travelling on replacement buses during the autumn construction blitz.

"We want to thank those trying to get home from the city tonight for their patience after a person was struck by a train on the Sandringham line," he said.

"Sandringham line trains were replaced by buses while emergency services dealt with the incident. Our thoughts are with the family of those involved in the incident."

Simone is a breaking news reporter for The Age. Most recently she covered breaking news for The Australian in Melbourne.