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MELBOURNE’S train network has grinded to a halt with racegoers and fashionistas bound for Flemington Racecourse and beyond stuck on terminals and in carriages.
Extra trains had been put on from Southern Cross Station to service punters and racegoers attending The Turnbull Stakes — a the feature event on a nine-race card at Flemington Racecourse today.
Champion mare Winx will make her highly anticipated Flemington debut as she aims to extend her winning streak to 21 in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes.
But just minutes before the additional services were scheduled to start operating, the train network crashed in the city between Flinders St and Richmond. A Metro Trains spokesman said the failure was the result of a “signalling issue”.
Services have been suspended on the Glen Waverley Line with buses replacing trains between Caulfield and Darling.
“Some services may be held,” a Metro Trains tweet read.
“Buses will replace trains Parliament — Camberwell due to a signalling issue.”
One passenger stuck on a train told news.com.au that Metro Trains had “just made an announcement that they basically won’t be able to fix anything within an hour or so”.
Others took to social media to air their frustrations.
“Trying to get to the races has never been so difficult #ridiculous, ” one person posted to Twitter.
“Waiting 4 replacement bus. Lady in wheelchair waited over an hour for an accessible bus. Turns up full!,” another wrote.
The incident comes after a computer fault brought down Melbourne’s entire train system and caused peak hour chaos just three months ago.
Metro was forced to plead with commuters stuck between stations from 4pm-10pm not to attempt to open the doors of their train.
Uber initiated a 3.6x price surge, with a fare from Southbank to Cheltenham costing more than $130 shortly after trains stopped.
Metro Trains’ website crashed, further adding to the chaos.
This article first appeared on www.news.com.au
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