Buses to replace some train services

V/LINE is replacing some Warrnambool train services with buses because of high temperatures.

Buses will replace the 11.29am train from Warrnambool to Southern Cross today and will do so again tomorrow with the 11.43am service.

On Sunday, a bus will replace the 12.10pm service from Warrnambool as far as Geelong when passengers will board a train for the remaining section of the journey.

The 1pm service from Melbourne to Warrnambool today and tomorrow will run as a train as far as Geelong where passengers will continue their journey on buses.

On Sunday, the 4pm service from Melbourne to Warrnambool will run as a train to Geelong after which passengers will board a bus.

The changes follow V/Line’s new heat timetable for the Warrnambool service that came into effect in December.

A V/Line spokesman said that in high temperatures its trains had to slow down because the heat could distort the steel tracks.

He said people travelling on V/Line’s regional services on very hot days should go online to check their timetable and allow extra time.

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