Cheltenham Station ducklings saved from tracks as rail staff intervene

Adorable moment 12 baby ducklings are rescued from train tracks and reunited with their mothers by kind rail staff

  • Dozen ducklings walked along the tracks at Cheltenham Station, Melbourne
  • Quick thinking rail staff halted train services and attempted to rescue them
  • They used cardboard boxes as improvised nest to safely retrieve the ducklings
  • Rail staff handed the ducks over to wildlife carers who looked after the animals 

Twelve baby ducklings have been safely returned to their home after rail staff spotted them crossing over tracks at a busy train station.

The dozen ducklings were spotted walking along the tracks at Cheltenham Station, in Melbourne, on Saturday afternoon.

The ducklings were following their mother duck, oblivious to the danger they were in. 

Train staff at a busy station found themselves accommodating for an unusual group of commuters after 12 ducks crossed onto the train tracks

Train staff at a busy station found themselves accommodating for an unusual group of commuters after 12 ducks crossed onto the train tracks

Train staff armed themselves with cardboard boxes and ushered the ducklings into the improvised nest

Train staff armed themselves with cardboard boxes and ushered the ducklings into the improvised nest

Quick thinking rail staff briefly paused train services while they attempted to safely retrieve the stranded ducks.

They armed themselves with cardboard boxes and ushered the ducklings into the improvised nest.

The ducks were eventually handed over to wildlife carers before they were released back to their home. 

The train station is located across the road from the Cheltenham Park Reserve and Playground, which is home to local wildlife. 

Photos of the rescue were posted to social media and immediately captured the hearts of animal lovers who praised the rail staff.

‘Well done for saving the duckies,’ one person said. ‘Good Karma points for everyone involved.’

Another one added: ‘The cutest thing.’ 

The ducklings were following their mother duck, oblivious to the danger they were in

The ducklings were following their mother duck, oblivious to the danger they were in

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