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Train breakdown

  • Train breakdownPic:Tasha Korompay

SES helps passengers off stranded train

State Emergency Services crews have been called out to help passengers off a stranded train.

The service from Melbourne to Warrnambool broke down Tuesday morning 400 metres short of Birregurra Station.

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The passengers have since been taken to their destinations on replacement coaches.

Passengers had to walk along the tracks with the assistance of the SES after the train breakdown.

V/Line has apologised to passengers.

"A major train fault caused the early termination of the 07:23 Southern Cross to Warrnambool train service today.”

“We sincerely apologise to customers for the inconvenience. We have deployed coaches to Birregurra to get passengers to their destinations.”

V/Line says the cause of the breakdown is under investigation.