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A BIZARRE incident caused havoc for commuters from Perth's northern suburbs by bringing the rail and freeway system to a virtual standstill late yesterday.
Train services on the Joondalup line were disrupted for about two hours last night during peak hour traffic when a motorist crashed on the freeway and then walked onto the rail line and was killed.
The male driver had been travelling south on Mitchell Freeway, when he veered off and hit a bank. He was then seen walking across the freeway onto the rail line into the path of a train.
The incident saw train services between Leederville and Stirling cancelled for about two hours and left hundreds of people queueing for replacement buses near the side of the freeway, and affected thousands of other rail commuters who were trying to leave the city on the Joondalup line.
The transport system was believed to be back to normal this morning.
Here are some photos from the chaos last night.
PERTH TRAIN LINE
Perth commuter Ian Davies snapped this shot of commuters stranded at Perth underground station after trains were cancelled between Leederville and Perth. Picture: Ian Davies, Twitter SourceerthNow
PERTH TRAIN LINE
Perth commuter Jess Louise snapped this shot of commuters lining up for replacement buses after trains were cancelled between Leederville and Stirling. Picture: Jess Louise, Twitter SourceerthNow
PERTH TRAIN CHAOS
PerthNow reader Elliot Cahill sent in this picture of the Perth Underground Station in the midst of the disruptions last night. Picture: Elliot Cahill Source: PerthNow
This article first appeared on www.perthnow.com.au
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