Over 200 passengers have been evacuated off a train in West Melbourne after the carriage caught fire.

V/Line passengers will face major delays this afternoon as a result.

Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat services will have major delays due to the train fire at Dynon Road.

Emergency crews arrived on the scene within five minutes and stopped the blaze.

The fire started under the buffet cart of the Swan Hill train.

“The engine and surroundings are being checked with a Thermal Imaging Camera for fire extension,” said an MFB spokesperson.