Train services disrupted as power cables come down
Joondalup Line train services are disrupted this morning.
The disruption is related to broken overhead power cables north of Stirling Station.
It is not known at this stage what caused the breakage, which happed just before 8am, or how long it will take to fix.
A southbound train sustained some damage to its pantograph (the superstructure on top of the train that connects to the power cables) and was stranded just north of Stirling.
Passengers were kept on the train until it could be confirmed that the area was absolutely safe. They have now all been disembarked and taken away on replacement buses.
Passengers on several other trains which were stranded at stations have also been bussed away.
Trains are still running between Clarkson and Whitfords, with replacement buses running between Whitfords and Leederville. Mandurah Line trains are coming through Perth and running up to Leederville, from where the replacement buses can take passengers further north.
The other lines – including Royal Show services – are not affected.