A commuter uses his mobile phone as a train arrives at a station in Pasay City, Metro Manila July 7, 2008. Reuters/Cheryl Ravelo

Police have confirmed that a man was struck and killed by Melbourne city loop train near Flagstaff station at around 2:40PM. The man has not been identified as yet. The police are further investing as to why he was there.

Some city loop trains were closed after the incident took place. The trains along the Alamein, Belgrave, Glen Waverley and Lilydale lines were diverted from the loop and forced to run directly from Flinders Street to Richmond. Hence, customers on these lines were advised to make their way to Flinders Street.

However, these lines are working fine since 5:45PM, as reported by a Metro Trains spokesperson. Furthermore, trains along the Cranbourne, Pakenham, Frankston, Sunbury, Craigieburn, Upfield, South Morang and Hurstbridge lines remain unaffected.

“A yet to be identified man has been located deceased,” said Kelly Grindley, Victoria Police’s spokeswoman. “It is unclear at this stage why the man was in the loop and police will investigate the incident and prepare a report for the coroner,” she added.

Police are investigating into the matter and emergency services were also there at the scene.