Min­i­mal train dis­rup­tions

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

Dis­rup­tions to sched­uled V/Line train ser­vices for Gipp­s­land will be min­i­mal in Novem­ber ahead of vir­tu­ally a month with­out trains.

There will be no trains run­ning in the re­gion from De­cem­ber 1 to 23.

Road coaches will re­place Gipp­s­land trains next Sun­day and Mon­day but trains will re­turn on Tues­day, Melbourne Cup day.

The only other Novem­ber dis­rup­tions for train trav­ellers will be be­tween the 18th and 21st when coaches will re­place “some late evening” Gipp­s­land trains.

V/Line’s se­nior com­mu­ni­ca­tions ad­viser James Up­fill said re­place­ment bus ser­vices would be a mix of ex­press, semi-ex­press and stop all sta­tions while work con­tin­ues on up­grad­ing the Melbourne-Pak­en­ham sec­tion of the met­ro­pol­i­tan net­work that is shared by V/line and Metro trains.

He said the can­cel­la­tion of trains next Sun­day and Mon­day were dur­ing a qui­eter pe­riod be­fore the Melbourne Cup pub­lic hol­i­day.

Gipp­s­land pas­sen­gers should al­low be­tween an ex­tra 60 and 90 min­utes when trav­el­ling to or from the city on buses.

De­tails of next month’s train ser­vice dis­rup­tions were re­leased last Thurs­day af­ter the ma­jor can­cel­la­tions in De­cem­ber were an­nounced in Septem­ber.

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