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Trains have been suspended on the Alamein line after a pram carrying a baby rolled onto the tracks, and was struck by a train.
The incident happened at 4.02pm today.
Major delays are expected and Connex has called in buses to replace services.
Trains are not running between Alamein and Camberwell railway stations.
Connex has also advised commuters to use tram routes 70 to Riversdale, and the 75 route tram to Burwood.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the baby had miraculously only suffered minor injuries.
"A pram has rolled on to the train tracks at Ashburton railway station with a baby inside, a train was approaching and the driver has done an emergency stop," she said.
"Apparently the train pushed the pram a number of metres, the baby was brought back to the platform and suffered minor injuries only and is on the way to the Royal Children’s Hospital."
Spokesman John Rees said Connex was investigating how the pram rolled off the platform on to the tracks.
He said the accident happened one day after Connex and Kidsafe launched a campaign to make parents more aware or pram safety on trains and at stations.
"We’re really pleased to hear that the baby’s all right," he said.
"This comes a day after we launched a campaign because we were so concerned that something like this might happen."
Mr Rees said the campaign advised parents to always restrain children in prams, keep their hands on prams, use brakes and always pay attention.
Connex have CCTV footage of the incident, which police will be using in their investigation.
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