V/Line Accepts Report on Heat Speed Management

V/Line engaged Monash University's Institute or Railway Technology (IRT) and Central Queensland University (CQU) to carry out independent reviews on heat speed restrictions on the state's freight lines. V/Llne has accepted all the recommendations in two reports. In response to industry concerns, remedial work undertaken on the freight network had allowed the casing of speed restrictions for the 2017-18 summer and trains would still be able to run even when the temperature reached 36°C.