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Train delays after V/Line locomotive slams into car

No injuries have been reported by the passengers.Passengers had to climb out of a Melbourne train using ladders after an Albury-bound locomotive struck an abandoned car on Monday night.
Nanjing Night Net

The 6.02pm V/Line service from Southern Cross Station had only just begun its journey when the train hit the vehicle, which had been left on the tracks at Jacana, between Essendon and Broadmeadows stations.

The incident has prompted a wave of cancellations and delays throughout the network.

Metro Trains services on the Craigieburn line were replaced by buses between Essendon and Broadmeadows. Tuesday’s early morning V/line trains from Seymour and Albury have also been replaced with coaches. Craigieburn line: Buses replacing trains from Essendon to Broadmeadows due to an emergency services request. Info: https://t.co/fE9E9HQ0pA— Metro Trains (@metrotrains) April 25, 201626/04/16 05:50 Seymour – Southern Cross will be replaced by road coaches due to an obstruction on the track.— V/Line Seymour Line (@vline_seymour) April 25, 201626/04/16 06:35 Albury – Southern Cross has been replaced by road coaches due to an obstruction on the track on Monday.— V/Line Seymour Line (@vline_seymour) April 25, 2016

A V/Line spokesperson said it took more than two and a half hours to get all 170 passengers off the train, following the collision at about 6.30pm.

No injuries have been reported by the passengers, who had to walk over the railway line to get to the coaches. “Because it is dark and is very rough you want to make sure people get across safety,” the V/Line spokesman said.

“There would have been quite a delay for those customers.”

At around 10pm, V/Line staff began to remove the car, which was wedged underneath the front of the locomotive.

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