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Racegoers assured there won’t be a repeat of train chaos

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Racegoers are being assured there won’t be a repeat of the problems which caused chaos for commuters heading home from the track on Derby Day.

Passengers were stranded on packed trains for up to 40 minutes, prompting some to force open the doors and jump off.

About 100,000 punters are expected today.

PTV CEO Jeroen Weimar says extra services will be taking people to and from Flemington.

He said all passengers should stay on the train if it comes to a halt.

Yesterday Metro’s executive director Raymond O’Flaherty told Tony Jones he didn’t expect another similar scenario.

“We’re confident we will provide good, reliable service for the remainder of the Carnival,” Mr O’Flaherty told Tony Jones on Monday morning.

“We’re not leaving anything to chance.”

Tony said it’s probably the best assurance we can hope for.

“It’s impossible for him to give an iron-clad guarantee it won’t happen again,” Tony said.

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