Kendall Jennings, The Koondrook and Barham Bridge Newspaper
It has been nearly a month since public transport was available from the Kerang Railway Station, halted by the floods.
The Swan Hill line was reactivated on Saturday, November 12, running trains for the entire service after the line was inspected and passed last week.
This reactivation of the service allows residents an alternative to travel to Swan Hill, with local road closures extending the average travel time by vehicle.
On October 13, V/Line announced that due to flood-related impacts on safety, all services on the Shepparton, Seymour, Albury, Echuca and Swan Hill lines would terminate immediately.
At that stage, residents in Seymour and Carisbrook were ordered to evacuate immediately because of the Campaspe River swell, and while the Avoca River was swamping Charlton, Kerang was preparing for the rise of the Loddon River.
The Swan Hill train line was blocked south of Kerang with sandbags and dirt as part of the town levee system on October 21.
This article appeared in The Koondrook and Barham Bridge Newspaper, 17 November 2022.