Traralgon line back on track after morning fatality
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 15:45, Wednesday 7 August 2013
TRARALGON line rail services have returned to normal after a fatality between Officer and Beaconsfield this morning.
Pictured: passengers disembarking the 9.30 SCS – Traralgon train with the help of emergency services. Image kindly supplied by Nikki Visser.
A V/Line spokesperson told The Warragul Citizen a Traralgon-bound service hit a person at around 10am and trains were disrupted until after 1pm.
“The service was the 09:30 SCS to Traralgon with 130 people on board. It was involved in a fatality at about 10:00 between Officer and Beaconsfield,” the spokesperson said.
“Coaches replaced trains until 13:15 when the line was re-opened.”
A passenger on the service said it was over an hour to before all 130 people were helped from the carriages and replacement buses left.
A line suspension notice said the person was trespassing when they were hit.
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