Well it's fallen a long way short of 36 degC in Bendigo today (max so far of 31.9c) and yet WOLO is going to be enforced until 8pm this evening. Ridiculous if you ask me, and just another reason why so many people are fed up with Vline!
...and the Ballarat line was even worse, as Ballarat is naturally cooler than Bendigo. As soon as I received the text message from V/Line advising of WOLO's or 'heat speed restrictions' on the Ballarat line and the temperature in Ballarat at that time being 29C and the forecast, 33C.
I called V/Line and submitted a complaint regards this stupid decision and before I left work for the day I decided to also call my local MP's office to make an official complaint to Minister Allan.
As mentioned above, sometimes I think V/Line make these ridiculous decisions simply to inconvenience their bread and butter...the hapless passenger. I look forward to the reply from the Minister...as if the Summer isn't going to be long enough as it is.
Last night I travelled on the 17:53 down Wendouree and the heat speed restrictions were lifted at about 18:15, as the driver cranked up the pace and drove normal speed after that time.
Moreover I'm reliably informed there are no WOLO's on the NE Albury line at any time, regardless of the temperature because it's all concrete sleepers, well guess what...so have Geelong and Ballarat lines