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Train passengers rescued from City Loop

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27 Oct 2013
The MFB responded to an alarm call at Melbourne Central Underground Station just after 2pm on Sunday.

It was soon discovered that the alarm had been triggered by a train that had damaged its pantograph and had become immobile in tunnel No 2 (Caulfield Line) somewhere between Melbourne Central and Parliament stations.

Metrol indicated that the train was carrying approximately 100 passengers and additional crews were responded to effect a manual evacuation of the train.

Metrol later provided a trolley cart to assist in moving the evacuated passengers to the nearest station. 

Power was isolated to lines 1 and 2 with the exception of emergency lighting to ensure the safety of both passengers and emergency response crews.

The evacuation of the train took just over two hours and included six mobility impaired passengers.

A sweep of the closed lines was also conducted to ensure no passengers had headed off in the wrong direction.

Though Line 2 (Caulfield line) remains closed, Metrol has reopened Line 1 for normal train service.

One passenger required transport to hospital by Ambulance Victoria.

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