More cancellations for Swan Hill and Bendigo line passengers
21 January 2020
Passengers on the Swan Hill and Bendigo train line will be shunted onto replacement buses again with further industrial action expected on February 7.
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 Geelong and Warrnambool line on January 29.
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 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh
For the second time in as many months, Swan Hill and Bendigo line passengers will face more delays and cancellations due to Daniel Andrews’ industrial chaos.
Every day of disruption is another day country Victorians will find it harder to get where we need to be, whether it’s for work, medical appointments or to see family.
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.