Strong winds have caused all Ballarat trains to be cancelled and replaced by coaches between Wendouree and Ballan.
Multiple services were cancelled this morning after the wild weather caused significant damage to a level crossing on one of Ballarat's busiest roads.
About 10.30am, V/Line announced all western line services would originate and terminate at Ballan due to a signalling fault.
Trains will be replaced by coaches between Wendouree and Ballan until further notice.
Motorists were being diverted and train services were cancelled after one of the boom gates at the Creswick Road level crossing sustained significant damage.
The Wimmera Mail-Times understands a section of the boom gates sustained damage as strong winds which reached more than 70km/h overnight.
The section of boom gates had bent at a right angle and was getting caught on signage around the level crossing.
Initially, Creswick Road was closed to traffic at the level crossing with city-bound traffic being diverted at Howitt Street and forced to use either Burnbank Street or Wendouree Parade to access the CBD.
By 9am, the level crossing had reopened to traffic with train services halted between Ballarat and Wendouree stations while VicTrack crews worked on repairing the boom gates.
Multiple V/Line services were cancelled on the Ballarat line due to the weather conditions and faults to rail equipment and level crossings.
Passengers travelling between Ballarat and Wendouree were advised to expect delays of up to 40 minutes while track congestion eased.
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