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Mandurah Line train services back to normal

January 6, 2010
 11.45am

Mandurah Line train services back to normal

Normal train services on the Mandurah Line have resumed.

Following completion of repairs to the overhead railway power line damaged yesterday afternoon and removal of the broken-down train from the southbound track, operational trains began running in and out of Mandurah around 11.30am.

Previously, services between Mandurah and Rockingham were being provided by replacement buses.  Services north of Rockingham were not affected.

Prior to 11.30am, Transperth ran some empty trains the wrong way down the northbound track from Rockingham, so that there would be trains to operate out of Mandurah as soon as normal operations resumed.

The problem started at 2.30pm yesterday when a fault occurred between the pantograph, which connects each railcar to the electric power, and the overhead line.  The cause of the fault has not yet been determined.

Transperth will be conducting a full investigation in association with the Office of Rail Safety.




January 6, 2010
9.45am

Mandurah trains disrupted

Transperth train services on the Mandurah Line remain disrupted.

Repairs to the overhead railway power line damaged yesterday afternoon, are taking longer than expected, and there are still no trains running between Rockingham and Mandurah.

Services north of Rockingham are still running, though there are some minor delays, which also spill through to the Joondalup Line.  The other lines are not affected.

Earlier this morning, Transperth was able to run northbound services as normal from Mandurah until about 7.30am, by which time the bulk of the commuter peak from the southernmost stations had passed.

However, the southbound line remained blocked by the train which broke down yesterday afternoon, and services from Rockingham south to Mandurah were replaced by buses.

Subsequent to 7.30am, all services between Mandurah and Rockingham in both directions were replaced by buses.  This arrangement will remain in place until normal operations are restored.

 

January 6, 2010
8.30am

Mandurah trains disrupted

Train services on the Mandurah Line are still disrupted this morning, but normal operations are expected to resume by 9.15am.

Northbound services ran as normal from Mandurah until about 7.30am, by which time the bulk of the commuter peak from the southernmost stations had passed.

However, the southbound line remained blocked by the train which broke down yesterday afternoon, and services from Rockingham south to Mandurah were replaced by buses.

Subsequent to 7.30am, all services between Mandurah and Rockingham in both directions were replaced by buses.  Services north of Rockingham are not affected, though there are some minor delays, which also spill through to the Joondalup Line.

 


January 5, 2010
3.20pm

Mandurah trains disrupted

Services on the Mandurah Line have been disrupted by a train which has broken down 6km north of Mandurah.

The breakdown of the Mandurah-bound train happened around 2.30pm and was caused by a fault in the overhead power line.

The power stoppage also stranded another train travelling in the opposite direction – towards Perth – near Secret Harbour, between Mandurah and Warnbro stations.

Trains are continuing to operate between Perth and Rockingham, with replacement buses running between Rockingham and Mandurah.

 

January 5, 2010
4.30pm

Mandurah trains disrupted

Three passengers suffered minor grazes while being evacuated from a failed train near Mandurah.

The injuries were incurred when people exiting the train through the driver’s cabin scraped their legs on the steps.   The injuries were checked by ambulance officers before all passengers were taken to Mandurah Station by bus.

There were about 35 passengers on the Mandurah-bound train – one of two which were stranded when power was cut about 2.30pm following a fault in the overhead line.

The other train was travelling in the opposite direction – towards Perth – and is stopped near Secret Harbour, between Mandurah and Warnbro stations.  The 50 passengers on board are being shuttled back to Mandurah.

Trains are continuing to operate between Perth and Rockingham, with replacement buses running between Rockingham and Mandurah.  Train services between Mandurah and Rockingham are not expected to resume until tomorrow morning.


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