I do understand the Overland will be resuming soon.Not for at least a couple of months. Melbourne is back in a stage 3 lockdown for the next six weeks, and the SA/COVIC border reopening scheduled for 20 July has been postponed.
Coaches will replace Albury trains 7 Jul 2020 9:45PM - 31 Jul 2020 10:00PM
Coaches will replace Albury trains for all or part of the journey until further notice.
NSW TrainLink train and coach services have temporarily ceased operating into and out of Victoria from 7 July due to the temporary closure of the NSW/Victorian border. Services will resume into Queensland after the border reopens. The South Australian border remains closed but one service will continue operating with customers required to meet essential travel guidelines
The coronavirus pandemic has blown a multi-billion hole in the Victorian economy with a $7.5 billion deficit flagged by Treasurer Tim Pallas.
Revealing the revised Victorian economic figures on Thursday, Mr Pallas described the economic hit as “devastating.” However, he remained confident that the Victorian economy “will make it through to the other side of this pandemic”.
“This is grim,” he said. “It’s one of the biggest economic challenges, the state, Australia and the world economy has faced in history. “This will be a very traumatic and dramatic economic event.
Queensland Border is about to close once again to NSW and ACT residents. This will delay trucks into and out of Queensland from the south.I think it will make it easier for trucks to cross the border.
Coach services (those that were running) will probably now cease.
Where is rail in all of this? can rail get up and start carrying more and more of the freight load to assist.
#BREAKING: The Northern Territory Chief Minister has announced all arrivals from South Australia will have to undergo supervised quarantine because of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the SA.
Things are worsening in Adelaide with reports the Ghan (currently in Alice Springs) is being turned around and will head back to Adelaide with passengers being confined to their cabins for the remainder of the trip.
Due to Victoria government revised entry requirements, NSW TrainLink services into Victoria will terminate at Albury, NSW.
NSW TrainLink services that usually depart from Melbourne will commence from Albury.
There will be no NSW TrainLink services within Victoria. See the latest travel advice and information.
The Queensland Government has restricted entry to Queensland.
People from Northern Beaches and Greater Sydney local government area are not permitted to enter Queensland.
Rail service CLK31 will be terminated at Casino with road coaches to Roma St for customers with approved permit.
CLK32 will commence from Casino with road coaches from Roma St to Casino.
Travel into Queensland will require a Border Crossing Permit. See the latest travel advice and information
Long long delays from NSW into Queensland for trucks and I imagine also from Victoria.
Why can't the rail companies step up and start taking more intermodal across the border on the Brisbane to Melbourne and Sydney to Brisbane routes?