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MAJOR delays are expected to continue on the Werribee train line throughout the morning after vandals damaged signals near Newport.
Metro trains originally blamed a power surge for the delays, but have since confirmed vandalism is the cause of the problem and police are investigating.
“Delays up to 30 minutes due to confirmed vandalism to signalling equipment in the Newport area,” Metro said on their website.
“All Citybound services will run via the Altona Loop. All outbound services will run direct Newport to Laverton.”
Passengers from the City to Altona, Seaholme and Westona are advised to change at Laverton for citybound services.
Metro also warns that services may be altered at short noticed and asked for commuters to listen for announcements.
“Unfortunately the vandalism is not of a minor nature, @VictoriaPolice are investigating the issue, sorry for delays,” Metro tweeted just after 8am.
They say a repair time is not yet known, but it’s unlikely to be before lunch.
Victoria Police have confirmed they are investigating.
There are also major delays on the Cragieburn line this morning, Metro reports citybound delays up to 25 minutes due to a signalling issues near Strathmore and Essendon.
Angry commuters have taken to social media, complaining about crowded trains.
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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