Jolimont Station Accident: Major delays as train lines cancelled following incident

According to the reports, people who were traveling to the MCG on Friday suffered huge delays and inconvenience due to a mishap that took place at Melbourne’s Jolimont Station. Reportedly, an accident scene occurred at Jolimont Station after a person was hit by a train. What happened at Jolimont Station? We are extremely saddened to announce that a person was cut short of life after he was struck by a train at Jolimont Station, Melbourne. Since this incident happened at the station, some train lines were closed and services were disturbed for many hours on Friday. As a result of the fatal collision, the commute for GWS and Collingwood suffered huge delays. We have some key details to share with you about the Jolimont Station accident, in the following sections. Scroll down for more details.

Jolimont Station Accident
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Man Dies In Jolimont Station Accident

Reports have suggested that a man lost his life after he was hit by a train at Jolimont Station. This incident was a matter of Friday afternoon. The police responded to the station along with the medical facilities at around 3:15 p.m. The paramedics did not waste even a second in providing medical assistance to the victim. Despite intensive medical treatment, the man could not be revived. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His cause of death also has been confirmed that he died from the impact of a fatal collision with a train, in which he sustained life-threatening injuries.

Train Services In Melbourne Were Disturbed

Due to a fatal collision at Jolimont Station, two train lines in Melbourne were closed. The train services in two Melbourne train stations remained interrupted for over an hour after the fatal accident took place at Jolimont Station. In addition, the train passengers were requested to use bus service between Clifton Hill and Parliament. The two Melbourne train lines which were closed for several hours, were Mernda and Hurstbridge lines.

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Jolimont Station Closed After Accident

The station was closed following a fatal accident. It remained closed for hours until the police officers were not finished with their preliminary investigation. However, the station was resumed after some time but not to full capacity. Passengers were warned to still allow for an extra 20 minutes of travel time. “We ask passengers to check station platform displays (and) listen for announcements, as trains get back into position for the normal timetable. The Department of Transport and Planning thanks passengers for their patience as emergency services conducted investigations.”

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