Commuter Chaos Brings Regional V/Line Trains To A Standstill

Communications outage

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Commuter chaos in Victoria as regional trains have been brought to a standstill over a “communications fault”.

Major delays of up to 90 minutes continued Wednesday on V/Line trains, including Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland and Seymour.

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The Department of Transport has recommended passengers reconsider travel on the V/Line network until the issue has been resolved.

“Due to a communications outage, which restricts the ability for the V/Line Control Centre to communicate with trains on the network, out of an abundance of caution, all services on the regional network are currently suspended,” a transport spokesperson said.

“V/Line engineers are working with our communication partners to rectify the issue as soon as possible"

“V/Line services currently on the metropolitan network continue to operate as normal,” they said.

Meantime, V/Line are instigating an alternate travel plan which will be made available once it has been confirmed.

“We are assessing the situation and will advise when trains will resume,” V/Line advised.


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18 May 2022

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