Just two parts of its network will close if the temperature reaches 33C, the tracks between Toolamba and Echuca (about 65km), and between Dimboola and Rainbow (about 70km).
Undoubtably this is a good news story but you have to wonder about Toolamba - they only just re-opened it a few years ago!
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West Footscray to Sunshine - is RRL
Sunshine to Ararat - carries passengers so built to higher standards
Deer Park Junction to Manor - carries passengers so built to higher standards
Werribee to Dennington - carries passengers so built to higher standards
Sunbury to Bendigo - carries passengers so built to higher standards
North Bendigo Junction to Piangil - carries passengers to Swan Hill so built to higher standards
Bendigo to Echuca - carries passengers so built to higher standards
Echuca to Deniliquin - stays open at 30km/h, good outcome
Craigieburn to Seymour - carries passengers so built to higher standards
Seymour to Tocumwal - stays open at 40km/h beyond Sheparton, good outcome
Toolamba to Echuca - closed when temp exceeds 33 degrees
Pakenham to Bairnsdale - carries passengers so built to higher standards
Melbourne Metro - not under V/Line control
North Geelong to Yelta - Much of this is closed this summer for Murray Basin works
Ouyen to Murrayville - closed this summer for Murray Basin works
Dunolly to Manangatang - stays open at 40km/h then 30km/h beyond Boort, good outcome
Korong Vale to Sealake - stays open at 40km/h over 36 degrees, good outcome
Ararat to Marybourough - currently closed for rebuild
Murtoa to Houptoun - stays open at 40km/h, good outcome
Dimboola to Yapeet - closed when temp exceeds 33 degrees
So Ararat > Maryborough currently closed, Mildura and Murrayville will be closed all Summer. Toolamba and Rainbow Branch still close for WOLO restrictions when temp exceeds 33 degrees.
Will be interesting to see what happens next year when closed lines come back online.