Public Transport during severe weather
Added: 30 November 2017
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain across Victoria. They advise that widespread flooding is likely from Friday onwards.
PTV reminds all passengers of the importance of taking extreme care during severe weather.
When the bad weather arrives, consider whether you are able to delay or defer non-essential travel.
Heavy rain can cause flooding on our roads, impacting tram and bus services, and some station subways and tracks can flood.
PTV is working with public transport operators to minimise the impact on services over the weekend and keep passengers moving safely.
We have activated our Incident Control Centre, and are working with other agencies such as Emergency Management Victoria and the Bureau of Meteorology to gather intelligence about the likely impacts to public transport.
The operators are undertaking preparatory work to increase the network’s resilience, which includes drain clearing in high risk areas and positioning standby buses to keep passengers moving in the event of unplanned disruptions.
Over the weekend, additional staff will be located across the network to provide assistance to passengers.
If you do need to travel then plan ahead and check for service updates before departing.
If you see any problems on the public transport network, please report them to the public transport call centre on 1800 800 007.
In an emergency call Triple Zero (000).