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Connex, Melbourne's outgoing passenger train operator is going out with a whimper when it finishes up its contract at the end of the month.
It has been revealed that one of the last trains will be partially replaced by a bus, because of ongoing track work.
Connex spokeswoman Lainie Harris says buses will replace the train on the Werribee line after Newport station because of required maintenance under their franchise agreement.
"We've been doing these works for many, many months and we will continue to meet our obligations right to the end of the franchise," she said.
"There are at least two or three other services that are running after this alleged Werribee service which is being replaced by a bus. That's a technicality though."
She says the final week of the contract will be "business as usual", moving 150,000 people per day.
"Drivers need to turn up for their shifts and run the trains. Station staff need do what they do every day," she said.
"So there are certain things that we just need to keep ticking over right through until the end of the contract which is at 3:00am on the 30th, Monday the 30th of November."
"All staff are committed to meeting those obligations right to the very end."
Most staff will continue to work with the new franchise holder, Metro Trains, which takes over the running of the network in the early hours of Monday morning.
Connex has been running the trains since they were privatised in 1999.
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