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A major power fault in Dandenong has caused chaos for commuters heading into work by train on the suburban Pakenham and Cranbourne lines.
As emergency rail crews fix an overhead power fault near Dandenong, more than 30 replacement buses have been sent to stations affected on the two key rail lines.
Buses have been sent to Cranbourne, Merinda Park and Lynbrook stations on the Cranbourne line and to Berwick, Narre Warren and Hallam stations on the Pakenham line.
Metro spokesman Marcus Williams said travellers from these stations will need to take buses to Dandenong where trains are running into the city. About 25 buses are in use with another eight buses en route to stations, he said.
The long line for a bus at Berwick.
"Total disaster on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines today," one commuter who wished to remain unnamed told Fairfax Media. "Queue at Berwick station at least 100 metres long. The best bit? Five customer service people standing at the top of the queue taking photos of us all standing in line."
The commuter said there had only been three replacement buses in one hour.
In Narre Warren more than 200 passengers waited over half an hour for a bus replacement service.
At Carnegie station, waiting pains are also being felt.
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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