Passengers on Lilydale, Belgrave and Alamein train lines had to find a different way home last night.
Announcements at Flinders St Station described an “accident” at Glenferrie station. The Connex web site described an “incident”. Parliament station advised a “girl” being “struck by a train”.
The two Melbourne newspapers (online versions) have no articles I can find with the words “glenferrie”, “lilydale”, “station” or “passenger”.
So we guess that someone committed suicide at Glenferrie station.
Either it is not reported because the reporting may encourage copy-cats, or it is not reported because suicides on train lines aren’t newsworthy. Maybe both…
Update: Read comments section for further information from people who were closer to the incident.
Update 2: More information at http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p1006685.htm
Update 3: Not entirely comfortable with this. I blogged because there was nothing in mainstream press. I must have been up in the google searches so people have posted some comments here which I think are appropriate and suitable – to my standards anyway. Please let me know if you think any part of this blog distasteful or unsuitable.
Update 4: There’s a thread here speculating on the deceased, and possible motivations, if you are interested.