So according to sources the reason that the AM Up Echuca was terminated* and bustituted at Kyneton yesterday was that the AM Down Swan Hill which was a fail at Gisborne was occupying the East track. Why? Because unlike when the exact same thing happened 2 weeks ago V/Line wouldn't allow the failed train to be shunted into the siding.
The Up Echuca, already late out of Bendigo due to having to wait for the late running Down Bendigo which it couples up with to form a 6 car train, had over 200 pax on board and required 7 coaches to get them to their destination.
* I am led to believe that once all pax were detained the driver was given the all clear to depart....... to Melbourne empty while the passengers endured the long wait for coaches.
WTF is going on here V/Line???????