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Major delays are expected on the Frankston train line and on the Nepean Highway after a truck and a passenger train collided at a level crossing in Melbourne's south-east.
The truck driver escaped with only minor injuries after his truck crashed into a train at Bonbeach railway station.
The truck and the train collided at the station's level crossing just before 6.30am on Friday.
Ambulance Victoria spokesman Paul Bentley said the truck driver had only minor injuries and did not need to go to hospital.
No passengers were injured in the crash, he said.
Metro spokeswoman Larisa Tait said the Frankston train was city-bound and the collision would cause major delays.
Buses are replacing trains between Carrum and Mordialloc stations, with 17 buses expected to transport But she said that with major delays expected, customers were urged to seek alternative transport.
Traffic around the area is also heavy, and VicRoads spokesman Chris Spratt said that one south-bound lane on the Nepean Highway is currently closed.
Ms Tait said a full investigation would be conducted into the incident.
"At this early stage, it does appear to be a low speed collision, and it also appears that the train has not derailed," she said.
The State Emergency Service and Country Fire Authority crews helped passengers leave the train.
CFA spokeswoman Andrea Brown said no one was trapped after the crash.
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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