Passengers wait at Stirling station. Picture: Mogens Johansen/The West Australian

The first morning of disrupted rail services after Wednesday's chaos on the Joondalup-Perth line sparked a mixed reaction from passengers.

At Stirling station, a steady stream of morning commuters began arriving just after 7.30am.

Travelling into the city from Greenwood, Danny Gilligan said he was surprised at the length of time the repairs were taking.

"I didn't realise it would take so long to be sorted," he said. "For one side of the city to be shut down by one fallen power line is a little bit strange."

But other passengers waiting on the packed platform were more accepting. "Yesterday was a mess but today is much more organised," student Juliana Teixeira said.

City-bound workers Mark Keltie and Derek Ward shared similar feelings.

"By the sound of the mess it's made, Friday to have it fixed seems pretty reasonable," Mr Keltie said.

Mr Ward said his only problem was getting on the wrong bus yesterday.

"They've done a good job out of a bad mess," he said. "When there's only one way in and one way out of the city, there's not much else they could do."

Normal services won't resume until tomorrow.

The West Australian

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