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A train passenger has spent a lonely 45 minutes trapped inside the City Loop after a driver mistakenly made a stop.
Clive Seiffert was unaware when he stepped from a train on Flagstaff station that it was closed for the weekend.
"The first thing I noticed was the TV screens were blank," he said. The next thing, "I noticed that one train zoomed past and didn't stop".
Mr Seiffert had disembarked when the train stopped at Flagstaff to switch to a Sydenham train.
Realising something was wrong he walked from the platform up stationary escalators to the concourse.
"The station was deserted," he said. All the shutters were closed and there was not a soul to be seen.
He called police on his mobile phone and was told a Connex staff member would come to help.
Mr Seiffert said he waited for up to 45 minutes before he could get out. "I should get a job as a security expert for Connex," he said.
Connex spokesman Andrew Cassidy said staff were at Flagstaff within seven minutes of being told of Mr Seiffert's predicament.
Mr Seiffert, a former Ansett computer expert, said a railways staff member at Spencer St had told him to switch trains at Flagstaff.
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