Computer fault stops all Melbourne peak-hour trains in their tracks

Gladys Abbott
July 13, 2017

Metro Trains operates the suburban railway network in Melbourne.

All train lines, except for the diesel Stony Point line are now halted.

Metro Trains spokesman Marcus Williams earlier asked commuters to seek alternative transport.

It also announced that "crowd control measures are in place at Southern Cross and City Loop stations" and "to please allow extra time to enter and follow directions from staff".

M, Metro Trains tweeted out "No metropolitan trains are now operating".

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Metro Trains advised commuters just after 4pm that it was experiencing an "infrastructure fault" that had caused it to halt trains while it investigated the problem.

"Passengers on board trains stopped between stations, DO NOT attempt to force doors open & alight from the train", the organisation warned on Twitter.

"It will take us some time to get things back [up] and running and running to a timetable", he said.

Services were resumed when the network-wide technical glitch was rectified about an our after the stoppage began.

"But importantly we've managed to get trains moving and we'll be working to get people home safely as quickly as possible".

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