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AustraliaPassengers 'break windows' and wrench open doors to escape a train in Melbourne after an overhead cable snaps

13:25  13 may  2019
13:25  13 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Passengers have reportedly smashed windows and wrenched open doors to escape from a Witness Nicholas Servior told 7News he heard a large bang on the roof before seeing cables 'smack 'Then people were opening doors for people to get out. Everyone was helping people off the train so

Passengers have reportedly smashed windows and wrenched open doors to escape from a stranded train outside Melbourne . Metro Trains said there was an overhead power fault and advised commuters to stay on the train and wait for further announcements at about 4pm on Monday.

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Passengers 'break windows' and wrench open doors to escape a train in Melbourne after an overhead cable snaps© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Passengers have reportedly smashed windows and wrenched open doors to escape from a stranded train outside Melbourne Pictures from the scene in Laverton, south-west Melbourne, show commuters in a field next to the stationary train and walking down the tracks.

Metro Trains said there was an overhead power fault and advised commuters to stay on the train and wait for further announcements at about 4pm on Monday.

Passengers 'break windows' and wrench open doors to escape a train in Melbourne after an overhead cable snaps© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Pictures from the scene in Laverton, south west Melbourne, show commuters in a field next to the stationary train

'To passengers on the affected train near Laverton, there is an overhead power fault affecting the train,' Metro Trains wrote on Twitter.

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Yesterday, panicked train passengers forced doors open after an overhead power cable snapped , sparking The driver’s windscreen and other windows in the first ­carriage were smashed during the incident Most passengers remained on the train , but some made an escape by forcing doors open .

'For your safety, please remain on the train and listen to announcements or directions from staff.'

'You will be evacuated from the train when safe to do so.'

Despite the request to stay on board, a number of commuters were seen trailing the tracks on Monday afternoon.

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Passengers 'break windows' and wrench open doors to escape a train in Melbourne after an overhead cable snaps© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Metro Trains said there was an overhead power fault and advised commuters to stay on the train and wait for further announcements at about 4pm on Monday Witness Nicholas Servior told 7News he heard a large bang on the roof before seeing cables 'smack the side of the train and crack a window'.

'I think one of the driver's windows is cracked too, but everything is being handled well and so far no one is hurt or injured,' he said.

Passengers 'break windows' and wrench open doors to escape a train in Melbourne after an overhead cable snaps© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Commuters walked down the train tracks in Laverton on Monday afternoon

Another witness, Makayla Lee, said the fault happened about four minutes after leaving Newport on the way to Laverton.

'Lights were flickering inside the train and people had to open the doors with the emergency door levers to get some fresh air as it was stuffy inside,' she told 7News.

'Then people were opening doors for people to get out. Everyone was helping people off the train so they didn't slip onto the rocks.'

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But the doors wouldn’t budge. Someone started to open a window , but other passengers shouted that he should stop, because that Some passengers did manage to get out of the train and onto the tracks, apparently through a broken window . I could see them outside the train — apparently not

Thinking the train was on fire, two passengers smashed the windows of the car, enabling passengers to escape . One passenger is seen here exiting the subway as it stalled after beginning to pull out of Back Transit officials said the doors were sealed shut once the subway began moving.

Buses are replacing trains between Newport and Werribee, amid the fault on the Werribee line.

'45 buses are in operation, with an additional 10 buses enroute,' Metro Trains said.

'Replacement buses are expected to take over 60 minutes to move into position.'

Metro Trains urged passengers travelling to Williams Landing, Hoppers Crossing and Werribee to consider alternative transport.

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