Extreme heat timetable for V/Line on Monday

With temperatures forecast to reach the low 40s in parts of Victoria on Monday, 11 January, a full extreme heat timetable will be in place for V/Line train services across the state.

Extreme heat speed restrictions are enforced when temperatures exceed 36 degrees in order to reduce the likelihood of train and track faults, while also keeping passengers safe.

Services affected include those on the Geelong, Warrnambool, Bendigo, Swan Hill, Echuca, Gippsland and Bairnsdale lines.

Coaches are replacing services for all or part of the journey on the Seymour, Shepparton, Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines as part of planned upgrade works with temporary coach replacement timetables in place.

We ask passengers to check the V/Line website prior to travelling to confirm how their services are affected.

A copy of the extreme heat timetable can be downloaded from the V/Line website or passengers can ask for a copy from their nearest staffed station.

Passengers are encouraged to allow extra time for their journeys.

There will be drinking water on board trains and passengers are also encouraged to travel with bottled water and wear cool clothing.