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The discovery of another boom gate safety problem has prompted Victorian rail authorities to halt V/Line services on the Warrnambool line in the state's south-west until next week.
The regional rail provider confirmed lights, bells and boom gates at a level crossing between Camperdown and Terang failed to activate for the designated warning time this morning.
The fault's detection has come after problems that plagued the network in January as V/Line trains were suspended from using metropolitan rail lines due a similar incident with boom gates on the Traralgon line.
That suspension, coupled with unrelated wheel problems, caused weeks of mass cancellations across the network, resulting in high-level resignations and leading to free services for two weeks.
V/Line spokesman Rob Curtain said of this week's incident that safety was the company's "number one priority".
"There was no danger to passengers, staff or road users, but V/Line is undertaking a full investigation and initiating a range of additional safety measures to ensure there is no risk," he said in a statement.
"These include additional inspections [and] the reconfiguring of frequencies and other settings on level crossings."
Coaches would replace rail services until early next week, he said.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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