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Train services were cut on the Noarlunga line in Adelaide after a train broke down at Clarence Park on Monday morning.
The train had mechanical problems about 8:30am, stranding morning commuters on that train and others which banked up behind it.
Some commuters got out of their trains and walked, despite rain.
Adelaide Metro said the train was towed away for repair work and it appeared the heavy rain had caused an electrical fault.
The South Australian Transport Department said there were no buses available to substitute for the affected services.
Any additional bus capacity was already being used to deal with Grange and Tonsley line commuters because of ongoing building work at the Convention Centre site, affecting platforms at Adelaide Railway Station.
Adelaide Metro chief operating officer Peter Doggett apologised for the bank-up of services.
"There were four trains immediately behind it that were all held at platforms and yeah there were some delays there," he said.
"We also had a bit of a problem at that time of the day getting substitute buses because every bus we have already in service.
"8:30-9 o'clock in the morning we just don't have spare buses sitting around, that's one of the unfortunate things when we have an incident at this time of the day."
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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