Train services resumed as normal on the V/Line Bendigo line this morning.
It comes after an empty train derailed while shunting into the Bendigo stabling yards on Thursday evening.
The train was returned to the tracks last night.
A number of Bendigo line services were yesterday affected by the operational incident.
A train that derailed at Bendigo station on Thursday evening has been returned to the tracks.
Services are expected to return to the normal on Saturday with the V/Line website saying service alterations will be in place until 3am, Saturday morning.
Crews remain onsite repairing damage to the tracks caused by the derailment.
VLine crews are working to return the derailed train to the tracks at Bendigo.
A crane has been attached to the first carriage and os being prepared to be moved.
The first carriage has been lifted back on the tracks.
A number of trains have been replaced with coaches this evening including the 9.52pm Eaglehawk service, the 10.52pm Bendigo services and the 11.52pm Bendigo service.
The 11.20pm Southern Cross to Bendigo football special will continue to operate as a train.
THE Public Transport Users Association has encouraged Bendigo V/Line passengers to allow for extra time on their Friday night commute.
A number of services have been cancelled or are at a limited capacity after a train derailed at the Bendigo Railway Station on Thursday night.
"It's always difficult when services are cancelled at peak times because of the replacement buses," PTUA regional spokesman Paul Westcott said.
"At least V/Line has had plenty of warning and hopefully the buses should run reasonably smoothly. But passengers will have to expect journey times to be generally longer as a result."
Mr Westcott said the derailment was unlike anything he had seen before.
"It looks like a fairly complex derailment," he said. "It appears that it came off the tracks and kept going 15-30 metres. It's clearly making it very difficult to position trains for their journeys."
A crew is still onsite trying to rectify the situation. The train is expected to be moved sometime tonight.
V/LINE says a number of peak hour and evening services will be cancelled after a train derailed at the Bendigo Railway Station.
The 4.03pm and 7.02pm Southern Cross to Bendigo services will not run, with customers advised to board the next service to complete their journey.
The 9.52pm Southern Cross to Eaglehawk and the 10.52pm and 11.52pm Southern Cross Station to Bendigo services will be replaced with coaches for the entire journey.
The 4.57pm Southern Cross to Eaglehawk service will also run at reduced three-carriage capacity.
The 11.20pm football special from Southern Cross to Bendigo will run as a normal train service.
V/Line has confirmed about 6.15pm on Thursday an operation incident occurred when an empty train was shunting into the Bendigo stabling yards.
A crew is still onsite trying to rectify the issue.
"We sincerely apologise to our Bendigo line passengers and understand how frustrating this is," a V/Line spokesperson said.
"We encourage anyone planning to travel with us tonight to check our website for specific service changes."
V/Line said it investigates all operational incidents to determine the root cause and minimise the risk of a similar incident occurring.
A V/LINE spokesperson says an incident on Thursday night resulted in some evening and morning services being cancelled on the Bendigo line.
"Some Bendigo line services are being replaced by coaches today," a V/Line spokesperson said in a written statement.
"We apologise to passengers for this late change and understand this is frustrating.
"We are working to provide a combination of express and semi express coaches to help get people where they need to go."
The spokesperson said V/Line was working to rectify the issue for the afternoon peak.
A V/LINE official has said the train was derailed due to shunting.
Crews are still assessing the train.
It is unknown when it will be moved.
Crews are working at the site of a derailed train at the Bendigo Railway Station yard.
It appears one part of the train remains on the tracks, while another part is off the tracks.
The 12.54 Swan Hill - Southern Cross will be replaced with coaches.
A V/Line spokesperson said trains travelling to or from Swan Hill were affected.
Services from Bendigo to Melbourne appear to be unaffected.
A NUMBER of Bendigo V/Line services have been cancelled amid reports a train is off the tracks at the Bendigo Railway Station.
Bendigo V/Line twitter has confirmed at least four Friday morning services have been cancelled, including the 7.41 Southern Cross to Swan Hill service.
Passengers have been advised to board coach replacement services.
It comes as photos show a train sitting off the tracks at Bendigo Station.
V/Line has been contacted for comment.
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