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AustraliaDelays loom on Frankston line after elderly woman's car hit by train

10:36  12 june  2019
10:36  12 june  2019 Source:   theage.com.au

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Commuters on one of Melbourne's busiest lines can expect peak hour delays after an elderly woman suffered a medical episode and drove into the path of an oncoming train.

Metropolitan Fire Brigade crews were called to the level crossing at Warrigal Road in Mentone just before 3pm on Wednesday and discovered that the driver and all 150 passengers on the Frankston-bound train had escaped injury.

The woman in her 70s was treated at the scene for shock and driven home.

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Delays loom on Frankston line after elderly woman's car hit by train© 7 News Melbourne A woman has escaped injury after she drove into the path of a Frankston-bound train in Mentone.

But the line has been suspended between Cheltenham and Mordialloc, with Metro ordering 40 replacement busses.

Commuters' best case scenario is for the section to re-open about 5pm, but residual delays are expected.

The train and passengers were moved further down the line to Parkdale station.

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