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Metro train drivers ‘stood down’ over safety dispute

Neil Mitchell

Thirteen train drivers have been stood down temporarily by Metro over a dispute about training to drive on newly laid track.

3AW Mornings understands the drivers refused to drive on the new section of tracks between South Yarra and Hawksburn and were stood down this morning.

The drivers claim the 10-minute instructional video on how to navigate the new section of track was inadequate.

It follows a report in The Age on the weekend that union members believed the training had been inadequate and expressed safety concerns.

It’s not known how it will impact services this week.

More to come.

Image: JMFullerPhotography

Neil Mitchell
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