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Rail passengers in Melbourne’s west have been warned to expect major delays of more than an hour on the commute into the city this morning after a V/Line train ran out of fuel and blocked the lines.
A Metro spokeswoman said the V/Line train came to a halt at Footscray at 5.45am on a line that was shared with Metro’s Williamstown and Werribee lines.
Passengers were taken off the V/Line train, which had been travelling into the city from Marshall.
‘‘A Metro suburban train has been coupled with the V/Line train and we are pushing it through to Flinders Street to clear that line,’’ the spokeswoman said.
However she said rail passengers on the Williamstown and Werribee lines could expect delays of an hour in both directions through the morning peak.
V/Line has been contacted for comment.
Commuters turned to Twitter this morning to express their frustration at the delays.
‘‘The V-Line in front of us has ’run out of petrol’ whaaaat?!,’’ tweeted Ezakimak.
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/long-delays-as-train-runs-out-of-petrol-blocks-lines-20110727-1hz17.html
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