V/LINE trains to and from the Border are expected to return this morning.
Urgent track repairs following a freight train derailment south of Wodonga on Tuesday afternoon were completed late yesterday.
Tuesday’s incident led to the cancellation of five of six trains on the Albury-Wodonga to Melbourne line on Wednesday and four of six services on Thursday.
The trains were replaced by buses.
Just two trains — the 6.35am Albury to Southern Cross and 6.01pm Southern Cross to Albury ran yesterday.
The 7.10am Southern Cross to Albury, midday Southern Cross to Albury, 12.45pm Albury to Southern Cross and 5.20pm Albury to Southern Cross were replaced by coaches yesterday.
A freight train derailed on a section of track at Locksley, between Euroa and Avenel, on Tuesday about 4.40pm.
Eight empty wagons from the back of the train, which was heading to Sydney, derailed.
An Australian Rail Track Corporation spokesman said all the wagons were successfully cleared from the tracks on Thursday about 3pm “to allow track restoration works to begin”.
The work, which included repairing the track, replacing damaged sleepers and rail and repacking the ballast, continued through yesterday.