Extreme heat timetable for V/Line this week

With rising temperatures forecast across Victoria, extreme heat timetables will be in place across the V/Line network on 21 and 22 January.

On Thursday and Friday, there will be a partial extreme heat timetable for the Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca lines, with a full extreme heat timetable for Seymour and Shepparton lines.

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.

When an extreme heat timetable is in place, journey times may be extended by a few minutes as train speeds are reduced. 

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

Please check the V/Line website prior to travelling to see if your services are affected.

A copy of the extreme heat timetables 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.