Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway

Summer Running Policy

On days declared by the Country Fire Authority (CFA) to be a Total Fire Ban (TFB) with a rating of extreme or code red no scheduled VGR trains will run. VGR trains may run on a TFB if the CFA rating is severe or less-further information will be posted on the VGR website and Facebook page on these days.

The VGR may decide to cancel services on any day if we regard weather conditions to be unsuitable to run trains - any cancellations will be posted on our website and facebook page.

At any time during the summer and autumn period we may substitute diesel locomotives for steam if we regard weather conditions to be unsuitable for the operation of steam engines (generally if the temperature is forcast to be 35oC or greater). Due to the unfavourable weather conditions of central Victoria during summer we have a duty of care to our passenger, staff and local communities to provide a safe and bushfire risk free operation.

Information regarding days of Total Fire Ban and danger ratings can be found at the CFA website.