I have noticed that often staff will change at Bendigo when going to Swan Hill, similar from Albury with a change at Seymour or Bairnsdale with a change at Traralgon etc.
Talking to conductors they have mentioned that they will stay over night at Swan Hill and then catch a train the next day. From what I understand the staff on the evening down train, work the afternoon up train from Swan Hill. While the morning down train staff, work the morning up train the next day. Is that correct?
Is this similar for other services?
Do Maryborough staff live in Maryborough or drive back to Ballarat.
Do the train drivers work similar shifts as Conductors?
I remember, catching the same Bairnsdale train two days in a row, Sale to Rosedale, then Rosedale to Traralgon and having the same conductor, is this common for staff to do the same schedule train?