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Commuters are being warned of delays across parts of the public transport network during peak hour after a police incident at Southern Cross station.
Platform 13 and 14 were closed after a person was injured about 3.45pm on Tuesday.
A Metro Trains spokesman said police gave the all clear at about 5.15pm and all services have since resumed.
"The delays should clear quite quickly," he said.
The incident also affected V/Line services, with the 3.50pm service to South Geelong and 4.57pm service to Eaglehawk cancelled, and services from Traralgon and Bairnsdale terminated early at Dandenong.
A V/Line spokesman said trains resumed at about 5.30pm but there would be some residual delays.
The 6.34pm Southern Cross to Bairnsdale service has been cancelled and replaced with coaches.
“Gippsland Line passengers are being asked to catch a Metro service between Dandenong and Melbourne to connect with a V/Line service," he said.
“Some Geelong line trains were also affected by the incident. Passengers were advised to catch the next available service if their train was cancelled.”
“We thank passengers for their patience and understanding as we work to resume normal services as soon as possible.”
In the hours following the incident, Metro Trains said services may depart from different platforms throughout Tuesday evening, and urged commuters to check the board once they arrive at the station.
Buses replaced trains between Newport and Williamstown for an hour and a half, before the train services resumed just before 5.30pm.
Motorists were also urged to avoid the area around Southern Cross station after traffic and buses were backed up for some time eastbound on Collins Street behind parked emergency services vehicles.
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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