V/Line extreme heat timetable returns on Wednesday

With temperatures forecast to reach the high 30s in the northern parts of Victoria tomorrow, an extreme heat timetable will be in place for the Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca lines on Wednesday, 13 January.

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 Seymour, Shepparton, 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 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.