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Industrial action affecting Ballarat trains on Tuesday 18 February and Gippsland trains on Wednesday 19 February 2020

11 Feb 2020

Due to protected industrial action, coaches replace trains on the Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines on Tuesday 18 February, and on the Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines on Wednesday 19 February.

Although coaches will replace scheduled trains, some delays can be expected. Please allow extra time for your journey.

To help plan your journey, a temporary timetable for replacement coaches will be provided.

Download temporary replacement coach timetable for Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines

Download temporary replacement coach timetable for Gippsland Line

Please continue to check this site for the latest information.  

Please continue to check our website, app, Facebook, Twitter and station displays for updated information before you travel.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

Please note: freight trains and other services will still operate during planned industrial action. Always obey warning signs at level crossings and stay safe around trains.

General Information

  • There is limited space for bikes on V/Line trains and coach replacement services
  • No pets or hot food/liquids allowed on replacement coaches. Cold packaged foods can be consumed on V/Line coach services. All drink containers must have a secure, screw-top, fastening or spill-proof lid.
  • Passengers require a valid myki or paper ticket to travel on all V/Line replacement coach services. Please touch on and touch off your myki to ensure you pay the correct fare.
  • In Melbourne, coaches will arrive and depart from:
    • The Southern Cross Station coach terminal located on Spencer Street, opposite Little Bourke Street
  • Passengers needing special assistance, please call 1800 800 007 before travelling.

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