Train Crew Strike Results in More b-Doubles on Vic Roads

More than 1400 extra B-Doubles were required on Victorian roads recently in order to ensure that farmers’ produce didn’t go to waste as a result of train crews going on strike.

Train crews went on strike at the beginning of May over a pay deal.

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union announced that train crews would strike for three days Monday, Tuesday and Friday and estimated that as many as 30 train services would be stopped which pushed tens of thousands of tonnes of freight on to roads.

An estimated 7 trains carting 14,000 tonnes of grain were stranded during the week.

Without additional B-Doubles 35,000 tonnes of capacity in produce would have been lost.
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