Train Station Evacuated in Melbourne

Clay Curtis
May 3, 2018

Police told Metro to stop all trains heading into North Melbourne, causing early morning headaches for thousands of commuters, about 8am.

Passengers have been left stranded at North Melbourne Station.

A suspicious item has prompted the evacuation of North Melbourne train station and trains on five lines have been delayed after they were ground to a halt for more than half an hour.

Police are searching for the man pictured (left), believed to be responsible for dumping a suspicious device which sparked commuter chaos.

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Metro is advising that significant delays will remain in place throughout the day as the network struggles to return to normal, due to scheduled drivers being knocked out of position as a result of the incident.

The shutdown caused major delays on the Craigieburn, Sunbury, Upfield, Werribee and Williamstown lines. However a heavy police presence remains at the scene, including the bomb squad which was called in to investigate the package.

The Herald Sun reports an 11-minute trip from North Melbourne to Flinders Station skyrocketed to $90.

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