Commuters on the Pakenham line are experiencing major delays on Monday morning after a train collided with a vehicle at a level crossing at Brunt Road, Officer.
The collision occurred at around 7am after a minor nose-to tail collision between two vehicles. One car was struck after the train had applied its emergency brakes and, (as reported by the Age), dragged about 150 metres down the tracks. Both drivers had left their cars and are unharmed.
Metro Trains has arranged 25 busses to take commuters between Pakenham and Berwick. You can find a list of replacement bus stops here.
A spokesperson for Public Transport Victoria (PTV) tells Broadsheet the affected section of the Pakenham line will remain closed until about 12.30pm.
PTV is reporting delays of up to 15 minutes. It advises “services may be cancelled/delayed or altered as our Train Controllers work to keep trains moving.” Affected commuters are advised to allow extra time for travel.
For travel updates visit ptv.vic.gov.au/plan/disruptions.