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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 stranded train outside Melbourne.

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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'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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BOSTON — A Boston commuter train 's motor has overheated, causing the train to fill with smoke and panicked passengers to break windows to escape . The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority says the Orange Line train 's motor overheated during the Wednesday evening commute at Back Bay

Melbourne 's train system, operated by Metro Trains Melbourne , may not be the greatest and the best in the whole world, but it is unique, especially some of Older trains have to be opened manually by hand. However, newer trains will have a button which when pushed, will open the doors automatically.

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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'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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