A fallen tree across the train tracks is causing issues for rail commuters to Melbourne this morning.
The tree has fallen across the line near Humffray Street, with numerous services already cancelled.
The 6.38am Wendouree-Southern Cross service has terminated in Ballarat.
Delays and possible service changes may affect trains on the Ballarat line due to a rail line obstruction in North Ballarat. Individual service updates to follow as required.— V/Line Ballarat Line (@vline_ballarat) January 10, 2019
Passengers told The Courier the train made it as far as Peel Street before it had to return back to Ballarat.
The 7.26am Southern Cross-Ballarat service has also been cancelled.
The tree was expected to be cleared quickly this morning, said a V/Line spokesperson.
Trains have now resumed on the Ballarat line following the earlier rail line obstruction. Residual delays may occur on some services. Thank you for your patience during this disruption.— V/Line Ballarat Line (@vline_ballarat) January 10, 2019
Extreme heat speed restrictions have been announced on the Bendigo and Seymour lines today, but not Ballarat.