V/Line chief executive officer James Pinder has confirmed V/Line will commission an independent review of its Heat Restriction Standards introduced in December 2016.
Rail Freight Alliance chair Glenn Milne welcomed the announcement and highlighted the hard work of Rail Freight Alliance members, industry and stakeholders in bringing V/Line to the table.
‘‘This is the culmination of months of hard work by the Rail Freight Alliance to have a fair and independent review of V/Line’s Heat Restriction Standards,’’ Cr Milne said.
‘‘Rail Freight Alliance has consistently called for an independent review since these standards were introduced.
‘‘We have said quite clearly that the current situation is unacceptable.
‘‘When the state’s freight network has been effectively ground to a halt, nobody wins. Safety is paramount but we need a path forward.
‘‘Rail Freight Alliance looks forward to working with V/Line and industry stakeholders around the terms of reference for this review and timelines.’’