Work happens all the time across the state under safeworking protection at a lower level than absolute occupation. If the corridor had to be closed every time minor maintenance was required we wouldn't have a functioning rail system.
Works will be completed without disrupting V/Line services, with trains rerouted on to the adjacent line or works completed in between trains.
Is this something that regularly happens or is it normal practice to close the line whilst works are undertaken?
Gippsland rail corridor undergoes maintenance works
Even by the standards of this Premier's press office this is a pretty cynical attempt to a) sell bog standard maintenance as an "upgrade" and b) bury the news of an actual occo and closure.
The Andrews government like several governments before it seen by rural folk as being city-centric, therefore any money spent on the regional rail system has to be subject to a media release...even if it's bog standard maintenance...
Lets face it bog standard maintenance has to be an 'upgrade' compared to what was in-situ before the maintenance.