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Commuters on the Mandurah and Joondalup lines faced more than six hours of delayed services after a Perth station was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon.
According to police, two males forced the closure of Elizabeth Quay station after 2pm.
Police say the duo were seen entering a tunnel carrying a suitcase and a backpack, but returned without the items.
“Elizabeth Quay station was evacuated as a matter of course after a suspicious package was found early this afternoon,” a Transperth spokesperson said.
Officers attended the station and found the bags with rubbish and clothes.
Authorities are reviewing CCTV footage in a bid to identify the two males.
Elizabeth Quay station was reopened around 3.10pm, but the closure affected trains on both the Mandurah and Joondalup lines.
The train service resumed its normal timetable after 9pm on Wednesday.
Passengers on trains heading into the CBD tweeted that they were left in the dark on the situation.
Some passengers reported sitting at Kwinana station for 10 minutes with no information on the cause of the delay.
“@Transperth can you tell us what the hell is going on with the Mandurah line since your staff can’t,” Scott Rose tweeted.
In a statement, Transperth confirmed a “security alert” had delayed services.
This article first appeared on thewest.com.au
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