ABC Radio confirmed earlier this morning (2/5/2013) passenger trains on the Bendigo line were cancelled due to a freight train failing near elphinstone. I can only think it may have been the QUBE rice train on the down??Looks like it may have been a failed PN grainy on the Up:
Qube went through Bunbury Street in the down at 04:45am today.
^ You do realise of course that Ballan to Mildura can be driven in just 6 hrs including a break...Of course... as you might imagine, living in Ballan for over 25 years and having family in Mildura for even longer than that, I've seen the Sunraysia Highway, the Calder Highway and the Murray Valley Highway a few times over the years, however, these days, I cbf driving and the V/Line fare is cheaper AND how could I have had this much fun by driving
Southern Cross should be a ghost town tomorrow seeing as the Gippsland line will be the only line with a train service due to RRL works.
Geelong / Marshall bound trains are operating as per normal Sunday timetable tomorrow.Last weekend i think it was they where doing crossing renewal in geelong between sth geelong and marshal. guess they are doing another. There is road overpass works associated with the duplication of the princess highway going on as well. May be putting the bridge beams in place.
The only trains affected are:
0710 and 1725hrs trains from Warrnambool
0900 and 1900hrs trains to Warrnambool
Trains to / from Geelong, and coaches inbetween Geelong and Warrnambool.
Link: Warrnambool Coach Replacement
Last weekend i think it was they where doing crossing renewal in geelong between sth geelong and marshal. guess they are doing another. There is road overpass works associated with the duplication of the princess highway going on as well. May be putting the bridge beams in place.
Anyone know why V/Line are sending 3 seperate empty car N class and H sets to Bacchus Marsh and back on weekdays during the off-peak? At first I thought it was for driver training, but they seem to be driven by single drivers. I also thought that it was due to limited stabling in Melbourne but they all arrive in Melbourne between midday and 14:00.
Albury V/Line trains are delayed up to 90 minutes now in both directions due to signal faults at Somerton. Coaches are on standby at Seymour for the down service and Springhurst and Wangaratta for the up service.
The midday up service ran empty through Benalla at about 4:30 yesterday, a little more than two hours late. My guess is that the evening services did not run.
Heard the XPT had hit a car near Wangaratta and this was causing the delays to the network.From local sources at Chiltern I believe that a couple of the local "cognoscenti" (translated= smart....s) tried to drive a fourwheel drive across the track in the early hours of Sunday morning, about 500mtrs on the Wodonga side of the station and failed. They then cleverly left the vehicle to the mercy of the XPT heading toward Melbourne.
Various freight services have also been affected.
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