Faults bring more cancellations

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AGAIN?: Numerous train services were replaced by coaches from Thursday to Saturday, fueling ongoing frustration by passengers of the Albury line.

MORE service cancellations on the Albury line have put extra pressure on a fourth train set to be placed on line.

A train fault problem with the power vans – that provides lighting, heating and cooling to the passenger carriages – was to blame for the cancellation of numerous services until Saturday night.

It started on Thursday with the 7.05am and 6.02pm from Southern Cross Station (SCS) to Albury being replaced by coaches, along with the 12.05pm return service from Albury.

On Friday, the 6.35am and 5.20pm Albury to SCS services followed the same fate, as did the 12.05pm SCS to Albury.

Commuters heading to Melbourne on Saturday night also had to take the bus, with the evening train from Albury to SCS being replaced by coaches.

The fault was discovered on a standard gauge power van, which is used to provide carriages with lighting, heating and cooling.

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