This morning at approximately 7am a Werribee man was hit by a V-Line train while attempting to cross the tracks. Police had the Hoppers Crossing railway station locked down shortly after causing major train cancellations on the Werribee line.
Apparently there was a train travelling between Werribee and Hoppers Crossing stations at the time which had to be stopped which trapped hundreds of passengers for as long as 2 hours!
Sergeant Ron Fenton, of Werribee Police, said an unknown number of passengers had been trapped on a stationary train for more than two hours after the incident.
I was at the Werribee train station around 9am and it was bedlam, there were people everywhere and announcements going off every few minutes reminding us all of the huge cancellations that stopped thousands of travellers from reaching their destinations this morning.
I have no doubt the man who was hit would have died from that train impact and I feel bad for his family’s loss, but that’s what boomgates and pedestrian gates are for!