Geelong line VLocity launch

On Friday February 3rd, 2006 V/Line launched their new VLocity trains on the Geelong line. Premier Steve Bracks, Transport Minister Peter Batchelor, and various other pollies appeared for the launch. The train left Southern Cross at 10:40, arriving in Geelong at 11:30. Units 23, 20, and 07 ran the service. The launch ceremony took place at Geelong Station at around 12:40 with many dignitaries present, including the Victoria Premier Steve Bracks and Transport Minister Peter Batchelor. The train returned to Melbourne at 1:30, but without the Premier on board. Mr Batchelor left the train at Lara.

VL23 at Geelong

February 3, 2006

VL23 at Geelong

February 3, 2006

Setting up for the launch

February 3, 2006

The assembled media circus

February 3, 2006

More media interviews

February 3, 2006