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The Victorian Opposition says it is becoming increasingly concerned about the number of train crashes in Victoria in the past three years.
Three people suffered minor injuries when a train and a truck collided at Elphinstone, near Castlemaine, in central Victoria this morning.
And a maintenance worker was killed when he was hit by a train in Melbourne earlier this month.
The Shadow Transport Minister, Terry Mulder, says it is fortunate there has not been more fatalities or serious injury.
"We've had situations where trains have crashed into other trains in Spencer Street and Melbourne, we've had run away trains that have careered into loaded passenger trains that are sitting stationary in Melbourne," he said.
"We have had a number of freight derailments and now we have a passenger train having collided with what sounds like a maintenance vehicle.
"It is an alarming trend for Victoria."
An investigation is currently underway into the Elphinstone collision this morning.
At least three people suffered minor injuries.
The train was carrying 129 passengers and was travelling from Swan Hill.
Melbourne resident Alice Arnott who was on board the train, says a fire broke out moments later.
"There was a big jerk and we got thrown onto the floor out of our seats but the train slowed down and you could smell smoke," she said.
"Slowly we were first told to stay put on the train and then we were told to get off and when we got off we could see all the smoke and the flames coming from the front of the train."
Buses are bringing the passengers back to Melbourne.
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