'Old Skool': Blackout Forces Melbourne Train Staff to Revert to Verbal Announcements

A blackout at a Melbourne train station forced train platform staff to verbally call out train arrivals and departures on March 5.

Metro Trains told commuters to take extra caution during the blackout at Richmond Station, which was caused by an external power outage that was affecting the Richmond and Cremorne areas.

Power was restored the station at around 9:17am local time according to Metro Trains, about an hour after the blackout was reported. Credit: Ryan Sheals via Storyful