Trains down on Belgrave line due to fallen tree

Trains have been halted between Ringwood and Upper Ferntree Gully after a fallen tree on powerlines. Picture: ON FILE.

Buses will replace trains on the Belgrave Line between Ringwood and Upper Ferntree Gully, after a tree branch fell on overhead wires.

Trains will continue to run between Flinders Street and Ringwood; and between Upper Ferntree Gully and Belgrave, with delays likely.

“We ask passengers to check station platform displays, listen for announcements, and to allow extra travel time for their journey,” the Department of Transport and Planning said in a statement.

Passengers might also consider local bus routes 901 and 732 to connect between Ringwood and Upper Ferntree Gully via Wantirna.

The VicRoads signals team is monitoring conditions in the area and will adjust traffic lights to assist with bus movements.

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