Safety, Workforce

Disruptions continue on most V/Line services 

V/Line train. Photo: Victorian Government

Coaches continue to replace the majority of V/Line services as hundreds of frontline V/Line staff continue to isolate to contain the spread of coronavirus. 

V/Line will operate a limited number of morning peak services on the Ballarat and Bendigo lines, as well as a full service on the Seymour line to support essential workers needing to travel to and from Melbourne.  

Passengers are asked to check the V/Line website and social media before they start their journeys for the latest travelling information. 

Five positive tests among drivers and operational staff has meant that more than 300 of the V/Line workforce have been required to isolate to keep everyone safe. 

Replacing most trains with coaches will allow for services to continue to operate, giving passengers certainty and helping to contain the outbreak. 

Trains will operate between Traralgon and Melbourne as timetabled, with coaches continuing to replace Bairnsdale services to and from Melbourne.

Trains will also continue to operate between Seymour and Melbourne as scheduled. 

Coaches continue to operate to a 30-minute frequency on the Geelong line, a 30-minute frequency during the peak on the Ballarat line and 60 minutes across the rest of the day. 

Coaches continue to operate to a 60-minute frequency on the Bendigo line and all coach replacements for long-distance services will operate to the normal timetable. 

A number of controls have been in place during the coronavirus pandemic to keep drivers and passengers safe, including physical distancing requirements and measures in common areas, mandated mask wearing, QR codes, additional cleaning, temperature testing for staff, encouraging good hygiene practices, as well as regular communications with our staff about working in a COVID safe environment. 

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