Can see two cars off from my office on La Trobe street.
Line only opened this morning.
Story via the ABC. The train was apparently heading to Sydney and has derailed over the new junction with the RRL lines on the Dynon side of the flyover. Not a great look on new tracks.
But first passenger service?
SG line over the flyover will be out of action all day tomorrow (Saturday) according to the Vline website:
Today was the first day of resumed XPT operation into Southern Cross so looks a bit sus . It appears that the rear cars and locomotive came off at the Dynon side where the dual gauge spits to the left towards Dynon and the bg takes off to the right towards Spion Kop Junction .
At around 8.35am today, two carriages on the Melbourne to Sydney XPT service partially derailed 3km north of Southern Cross Station, Melbourne with all carriages upright. Replacement coach services departed Melbourne Southern Cross Station at 12:05 a delay of up to 200 minutes will be experienced. Customers from locations Benalla to Moss Vale will be placed on supplementary coaches service running close to time.
The following alteration to XPT services has been made.
Friday 11 July, Saturday 12 July and Sunday 13 July 2014
CLK623 the 07:32 Sydney to Melbourne and CLK621the 20:32 Sydney to Melbourne XPT services will terminate at Albury and replaced with a road coach service from Albury to Melbourne.
CLK622 the 19:50 Melbourne to Sydney XPT will be replaced with a road coach service from Melbourne to Albury. The XPT will commence from Albury and operate to Sydney.
Saturday 12 July, Sunday 13 July and Monday 14 July 2014
CLK624 the 08:30 Melbourne to Sydney XPT will be replaced with a road coach service from Melbourne to Albury. The XPT will commence from Albury and operate to Sydney.
Again not really as much of that track was installed late last year...? The RRL lines branch off to the right after leaving the flyover - tracks over the flyover are dual gauge. The XPT would have been on the standard gauge tracks. The XPT & the Overland have been using those flyover tracks for months.
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