Commuter chaos after truck gets stuck under train bridge

Sections of Melbourne’s rail network were thrown into chaos on Tuesday after a truck was wedged under a rail bridge between the city’s main train stations.

Lanes of traffic and trams were blocked on northbound and westbound roads near the intersection of Spencer Street and Flinders Street in the CBD, with the truck wedged under the bridge that sits between Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations.

Sections of Melbourne’s rail network have been thrown into chaos after a truck was wedged under a rail bridge on Tuesday.Credit:Dougal Beatty

The incident forced the cancellation of several train services and others to be delayed during the afternoon peak.

The Transport Department said the truck was cleared about 5pm and that major train lines were experiencing residual delays.

They advised commuters to check the PTV app before travelling.

The 12, 58, 70, 75, 96 and 109 trams were brought to a standstill immediately after the accident but had resumed services after 5pm.

Yarra Trams said their services were experiencing ongoing delays and that they were working to restore normal frequency.

Emergency services had responded to the site on Tuesday afternoon.

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