Headaches for travellers on road and rail
Melbourne’s traffic and trains are flowing normally – for the most part – after a morning of disruptions and delays.
The Upfield line remains suspended between North Melbourne and Upfield after a person was hit by a train during the morning peak. Buses are replacing trains through that leg, but rail operator Metro has urged commuters to consider other modes of transport, such as the route 19 tram along Sydney Road.
This morning, there was traffic chaos following an eight-car pile-up at the intersection of Punt and Domain roads in South Yarra.
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Lanes were closed in both directions on the key arterial. They were cleared about 8.30am, but traffic was backed up for kilometres.
In the south-eastern suburbs – also during the morning peak – a truck carrying glass lost its load on the Frankston-Dandenong Road at Cojo Place in Dandenong South. Northbound motorists in the area faced long delays.
Rail commuters in south-east also faced disruption this morning, with a signal fault at Caulfield causing 15-minute delays on both the Frankston and Dandenong lines.
The Frankston line had already experienced significant delays – up to 25 minutes – due to an ill passenger at Chelsea just after 8am.