XPT TRAIN DERAILS IN MELBOURNE: Albury service disrupted

Photo showing the extent to which the train has come off the track. Picture: 3AW (FAIRFAX)

Photo showing the extent to which the train has come off the track. Picture: 3AW (FAIRFAX)

Original source: The Age

12.40PM: The replacement coach service for this morning's Sydney to Melbourne service is expected to arrive in Albury at 3pm.

10.21AM: CountryLink's Melbourne to Sydney rail service has been significantly disrupted after a train derailed this morning.

The XPT departed Southern Cross Station at 8.30am bound for Sydney and was about 3km out of the station when two carriages came off the tracks. 

No one was injured in the incident. The carriages remain upstanding.

Passengers have been assisted off the train and replacement coaches are being arranged. 

A V/Line spokeswoman said all services to Albury would be disrupted. 

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