Call for Melbourne passengers to get off V/Line services
The Member for Morwell Russell Northe is calling on the State Government to ensure residents in the restricted areas of Melbourne are not breaking COVID-19 rules and travelling to and from the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland on public transport.
“While it’s all good and well that there are some checkpoints on the road network, it is imperative that public transport is being monitored adequately to ensure Melbourne residents are not frequenting our region without a legitimate reason,” Mr Northe said.
The local MP said he has been contacted by a number of local residents and V/Line employees who feel that more needs to be done to protect public transport staff and the local community from the potential impacts of COVID-19. He said "restrictions should apply to who can access V/Line trains on the metropolitan network."