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Two heavy cranes are working to move a derailed train that smashed into a car in Bendigo, injuring two rail passengers.
There are still major disruptions on the Bendigo line after a car illegally crossing tracks became stuck and was struck by a passenger train in Kangaroo Flat on Wednesday afternoon.
Operator V/Line says two heavy cranes were brought in on Thursday to remove the 225-tonne, three-carriage train from the tracks.
About 30 metres of rail and sleepers will have to be replaced and services are not expected to return to normal on Thursday.
V/Line's Carol-Anne Nelson said staff and customers on the train were being offered support following the "traumatic experience".
"We are getting in touch with the customers to ensure they're aware of assistance that is available to them and also reimbursements," she said on Thursday.
Police have interviewed the driver of the car that was illegally driven over the tracks and he has been released pending further investigations.
The train had 83 passengers and staff on board and two were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Buses are replacing trains on the line and people are advised to check with V/Line before travelling.
This article first appeared on www.news.com.au
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