V/Line launches cost-cutting program to save $20 million

 

News article: V/Line launches cost-cutting program to save $20 million

A UNION has claimed that V/Line will be hit hard by a $20 million cost-cutting drive.

  Carnot Chief Commissioner

No messing around getting to Soco, breaks wherever you want, bring whatever you want, listen to whatever you want (as opposed to the lyrical stylings of crying baby or loud mouthed derro), no ferals, and most importantly transport once you're in Mildura.
ZH836301

There is the first class option from Melbourne to Swan Hill for those who pay $$ for it.  But I do agree that economy class can be problematic - had a racist old windbag of a woman annoy the whole carriage with her opinionated rantings for most of the trip recently....  Sad but true.

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  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
I used that dinning car on more than one trip. It was as you say bevans popular. A great way to wind down on the service from Melbourne to Warrnambool.

Makes you wonder what happened to the dinning car?
waynes

There was never a 'dinning' car on the down Warrnambool, however I believe the Avoca Dining car used to be attached.

Avoca is probably well retired from service these days as it dated back to 1935.

Mike.
  PClark Chief Commissioner

Avoca was actually built in 1927.

It was air-conditioned in 1936.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Avoca was actually built in 1927.

It was air-conditioned in 1936.
PClark

Thanks Peter...happy to stand corrected...

Below link...courtesy of Mark Bau's VR site.

http://www.victorianrailways.net/pass%20cars/pass%20car%20pages/avoca/avoca.html

Mike.

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