More cancellations for Geelong and Warrnambool line passengers
21 January 2020
Passengers on the Warrnambool and Geelong train line will be shunted onto replacement buses again with further industrial action expected on January 29.
This is the second round of 24-hour VLine strikes in Daniel Andrews’ pay dispute with the state’s transport union.
Further strikes have also been flagged for the Bendigo and Swan Hill line on February 7.
VLine passengers deserve to be able to go about their lives without being stuck in the middle of this ugly dispute that Daniel Andrews is washing his hands of.
Comment attributable to Shadow Minister for Regional Public Transport Steph Ryan
Regional passengers are caught in the crossfire of Daniel Andrews’ stand-off with the state’s transport union.
The VLine network is a critical link between country communities and Melbourne.
Every day these strikes force the cancellation of trains is another day that country people can’t go about their business.
It’s time embattled Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne steps up and resolves this mess.
Comment attributable to Member for South West Coast Roma Britnell
Warrnambool line passengers are dealing with continual delays and cancellations as trains break down and are replaced by buses.
Now for the second time in as many months they are being caught up in the cross fire of this ongoing industrial dispute.
It’s time for Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne to come out of hiding and get this mess sorted out so Warrnambool line customers aren’t being inconvenienced even more than they already are.
Comment attributable to Member for Polwarth Richard Riordan
Country commuters are set to again face travel delays and uncertainty.
People trying to plan their work week will be struggling to find alternatives and it’s disappointing the VLine Journey Planner hasn’t yet been updated with this important information.
Rural people often have to wait months for specialist medical appointments and may be forced to cancel, compromising health outcomes for some of our most vulnerable Victorians.