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Peak-hour trains were suspended in both directions on the Hurstbridge line after a track-side grass fire broke out in Melbourne’s north-east.
Damaged power lines are believed to have sparked the fire that spread across 500 metres of train tracks between Eaglemont and Ivanhoe stations shortly before 3.30pm on Monday.
It prompted the fire brigade and police to request for Metro Trains to suspend all city-bound services. Metro tweeted that services had resumed running between Heidelberg and Clifton Hill around 6.30pm.
"We expect 10 minute residual delays," Metro said.
Buses replaced all services on the Hurstbridge line between Heidelberg and Clifton Hill stations during the afternoon.
Metro Trains said repair works were being conducted to power lines above the train tracks that were damaged during the blaze.
Metropolitan Fire Brigade crews extinguished the grass fire, which was believed to be caused by damaged power lines.
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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