Shepparton News

Hundreds of V/Line staff placed in isolation

- By Georgia Rossiter

Hundreds of V/Line staff continue to isolate after the Department of Transport announced a worker tested positive for coronaviru­s.

Coaches replaced most services yesterday, including all Albury, Shepparton, and Echuca trains. They will depart at the scheduled time. Trains were back up and running on the Seymour line yesterday.

A spokespers­on for the Department of Transport said they were working to return trains to normal services as soon as possible.

“Supplement­ing trains with coaches will allow for services to continue to operate, giving essential workers certainty to travel and will help to contain this outbreak,” the spokespers­on said. Disruption­s are expected to continue with so many staff in isolation.

“We urge passengers to check the V/Line website and social media before travelling for the latest informatio­n,” the spokespers­on said.

Authoritie­s have continued to investigat­e the case and any other possible exposures.

“V/Line and the Department of Transport are working closely with the Department of Health,” the spokespers­on said. “Contact tracing will continue throughout the day and we are doing everything we can to operate more trains as soon as we can.”

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