Heatwave brings V/Line disruptions

January 11, 2023 7:12 am in by
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V/Line travellers between Ballarat and Ararat will need to plan ahead in the coming days as rising temperatures force a timetable change on some services.

The Ararat line will be subject to a PARTIAL extreme heat timetable; the service is enacted by V/Line when temperatures exceed 36 degrees.

Ballarat temperatures remain in the low thirties before hitting 38 on Saturday, while Ararat will reach 40 degrees on Friday.

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Under the timetable train speeds are reduced to prevent damage to tracks in high temperatures, altering usual arrival and departure times.

Passengers are urged to check the V/Line website ahead of travel into Sunday.