The rules governing trains in Melbourne are getting the attention from train operators across the country.
The Metro Rail Trains Board is looking at introducing some changes to the current rules that have allowed for some of the biggest delays in the city.
The board is looking to introduce a new rule that would allow for trains to run on tracks longer than 24 metres.
The existing rules state trains can run on rails that are 24 metres long, but trains are not allowed to go more than 24.5 metres, because of a requirement that trains must travel on tracks that are between 18 and 21 metres long.
The train operator would then have to make sure the trains travelled in the same direction.
The new rule would see trains on tracks 24 metres and longer run on trains that are longer than the current limit.
It would mean trains that pass each other could go more then 24 metres, the board said.
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