Melbourne's peak-hour trains at a standstill after computer glitch

Metro Trains Slapped With A Hefty Penalty Over Transport Fail

Metro Trains Slapped With A Hefty Penalty Over Transport Fail

Trains across the city affected by the disruption were left stranded, with some stuck in-between platforms while commuters remained on-board.

Uber prices skyrocketed, with a five-minute trip - which could usually cost about $8 to $10 - shooting up to about $43.

'And here comes the Uber surcharge.

'I thought you were running some "taxi" service not daylight robbery.

The fault has meant some trains are stopped between stations.

Melbourne woman Stav Psonis told Daily Mail Australia it was "absolute chaos" throughout the city.

A computer fault is believed to be the reason all lines were suspended.

"We are now experiencing delays to all lines due to an computer fault affecting the suburban area".

As of 8PM on Thursday evening, however, all but one line within the network were still experiencing major delays, according to the company's website. Inner-city travellers have also been advised to seek alternate methods of transport.

BY 5PM, Metro Trains had taken to social media to reassure commuters that services had resumed across the network, with the company later saying that the major delays were "reducing across the metropolitan network".

M, Metro Trains tweeted out "No metropolitan trains are now operating".

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