Hundreds of V/Line staff placed in isolation
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.”