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Melbourne Trams Disrupted By Swarm Of Bees

Transport did not stop at a platform in Melbourne's centre after a swarm of bees took over. 

Trams did not stop at the corner of Elgin and Lygon streets, which is usually a hub of commuter activity, "due to bees" on Thursday morning.

Trams on both Routes One and Six did not stop at the platform to prevent bees gaining access to carriages and potentially harming commuters.

Yarra Trams advised commuters to walk to the next tram stop if they wished to travel in either direction on both lines.

The bees took over the tram platform. Image:Twitter/soft science

"Route 1 & 6 trams will not service Stop 112 Lygon St heading towards the City due to bees. Passengers may walk 6 minutes / 450 metres to Stop 1 Melbourne University to connect with trams towards the City," Yarra Trams tweeted.

"Passengers for East Coburg & Moreland may walk 5 minutes / 350 metres to connect with north-bound trams at Stop 113 Lytton St."

At about 11.30 on Thursday morning, the issue with the bees had been resolved. Yarra Trams tweeted the good news, wishing everyone a "bee-autiful day".

This isn't the first time the trams have been delayed or disrupted due to a bee-related incident.

10 daily understands a similar incident occurred in October 2018 in the suburb of Northcote.  Public Transport Victoria had to call in a beekeeper to remove the bees so transport could run according to its normal timetable.

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Featured Image: Twitter/soft science. 

Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au