A train is due to leave the southern city of Perth on Friday, after a series of safety scares.
Key points:Passengers on the train have been told to move to the back of the train to avoid a possible collisionThe train has left Perth’s CBD and will be escorted to the northern city of BendigoThe train was due to arrive at the southern Australian city of Melbourne on Friday nightPassengers have been warned to move from the back to avoid colliding with a trainThe train left Perth at about 4.30pm local time (4.50pm GMT) and is expected to be escorted by four coaches, the ABC understands.
Police are assisting the authorities with the investigation.
The train is expected be accompanied by four cars and a crane to help move it, a Transport Department spokesman said.
“We have advised passengers who are affected to stay at home, the doors will be locked and the cars will not open,” he said.
The number of train passengers on the line has dropped by about 50,000 in the past fortnight.
“Passengers who were on the last train leaving Perth will be asked on board to move into a separate car and not to enter the train,” he told reporters.
“Any passengers who have already boarded will be able to board the next train.”‘
We are just very grateful’The spokesman said the company had received “a very large number” of complaints about the train.
“These are very concerning incidents, but we are just extremely grateful that we have all of our passengers on board,” he added.
“The passengers are very, very lucky to be on this train.”
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