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A rail line in South Australia's far west damaged in a freight train derailment is set to open after repairs.
More than two kilometres of rail line was damaged in a freight train derailment earlier this week.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) said rail traffic, including passenger services, would resume about midnight (EST).
Damage to the line had been extensive with about 300 metres of track needing replacement and another 2.2km needing repair.
Switching gear and electronics were also damaged, ARTC spokesman Brad Emery said.
"It's been a massive job, it's not just the rail line that's been damaged but also the electronics," he said.
"The isolation has also been a big factor."
The incident, near Mount Christie, forced the cancellation of the scheduled Indian Pacific service from Perth to Adelaide on Wednesday.
It also disrupted the Adelaide to Perth service due to leave on Thursday with operators, Great South Rail, delaying its departure until Friday afternoon.
In Monday night's incident a goods train from Melbourne bound for Perth derailed between Tarcoola and Cook.
It was entering a passing loop to cross with another train travelling in the opposite direction when 12 wagons jumped the track, falling over and blocking the line.
The ARTC said the oncoming train was halted and there were no injuries.
© 2008 AAP
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