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Disruptions to V/Line Services on Friday 10 September 2021
10 Sep 2021
V/Line passengers are advised to check before they travel today with a number of services cancelled due to driver availability.
After a positive covid test amongst the workforce, health advice requires a number of drivers to isolate.
Due to the amount of drivers impacted, several V/Line services are unable to operate to a normal timetable today.
Coaches will replace all trains on the Warnambool, Swan Hill and Bairnsdale lines for part of the journey.
Coaches will replace trains on the Albury line for the entire journey.
Coaches are already replacing Seymour and Shepparton services for the entire journey and Echuca trains between Echuca and Bendigo due to planned infrastructure works.
On other lines, select trains will run, supported by coaches to shuttle passengers between regions and outer metropolitan stations to connect with Metro Train Services.
In some cases the fastest option for passengers will be to wait and catch the next available train service.
V/Line and the Department of Transport are working closely with the Department of Health to support the drivers and other staff affected, and we are exercising an abundance of caution in the interest of the drivers and our passengers.
Public transport continues to operate under a strict COVID-safe plan with deep cleaning every night and more than 500 hand sanitisers installed across the network.
Passengers are reminded that if they are leaving home for one of the five permitted reasons, masks must be worn outside of the home, including on public transport.
We encourage everyone to monitor the Department of Health’s list of exposure sites at coronavirus.vic.gov.au