Public Transport Victoria forum hears call for more Maryborough train services
State Government Commits to Developing Rail Infrastructure for Victoria
Horsham residents to be quizzed about future use of dormant rail corridor land
No choppers here: Malcolm Turnbull takes the train to Geelong
Opposition Leader Matthew Guy backs Melbourne Airport rail link
Jail time for train threats to Vline Staff
Premier Daniel Andrews hears efforts to address Central Goldfields disadvantage, push for more Maryborough trains
The Inland Rail Link Melbourne to Brisbane a Similar Case as the RAA's Bendigo - Geelong Rail Link
North-West Rail Alliance urges more council support amid push for return of Mildura passenger rail
Grampians Rail Trail: Shire calls for community to step up and manage facility
A senior health expert says the Victorian government should consider shutting down the public transport network to stem the coronavirus spread.
However, other medical experts say halting the state's public transport would be a "nuclear button" that authorities could push if the coronavirus gets out of control.
A quiet tram stop on St Kilda Road. Public transport usage dropped considerably this week amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus. CREDITANIEL POCKETT
The government says it will continue to operate public transport, albeit with increased cleaning, as it remains an essential service.
Swinburne University Dean of Health Professor Bruce Thompson said the government should do everything in its power, including stopping public transport, to reduce transmission of the virus.
"If the government has said fewer than 100 people should gather, then that makes a lot of sense, but there's more than 100 people on the train, so be consistent," Professor Thompson said.
"We know how this can spread, like in Italy and China ... it's going to happen and be a big problem in a few months time, so we need to do everything we can."
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
About this website
Railpage version 3.10.0.0037
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest is © 2003-2021 Interactive Omnimedia Pty Ltd.
You can syndicate our news using one of the RSS feeds.