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V/Line engineers are at the scene assessing what equipment will be required to clear the site.
No recovery work will commence until the site is released by investigators.
The 1:21PM train from Melbourne to Warrnambool collided with a semi-trailer at a level crossing at Pirron Yallock just before 4pm Wednesday.
The locomotive and four carriages derailed after the impact but remained upright.
Emergency services responded to assist the 99 passengers and three train crew members as well as the truck driver.
A total of 19 people were injured and transported to hospital. The injured included the V/Line driver and one of the two conductors.
V/Line Chief Executive Officer Gary Liddle has thanked emergency services for their work at the accident scene and has sent his best wishes to those who were injured.
Mr Liddle says V/Line will provide every possible assistance to authorities investigating the collision.
The Warrnambool line is suspended and train services are being replaced by coaches.
For service information, please visit vline.com.au or call 1800 800 007.
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