The Union for Train Drivers in Victoria


The Locomotive Division of the RTBU covers all Locomotive and Train Drivers in Victoria.

For all non drivers and information on Rail Operations and Infrastructure, including membership, please go to the Victorian Branch website

In 1861 – The first union of locomotive enginemen was formed when 20 drivers banded together to form the “Locomotive Engine Drivers Association of Victoria” , now in 2014, the RTBU Locomotive Division in Victoria has almost 2000 members and counting!   read more.

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Bosses rip off workers because they canTrain delays: Services on Werribee, Williamstown lines resume after truck hits boom gates2000 people per train: Metro's standing room-only future revealedMelbourne commuters in for a tight train squeeze

Crickey  31/5/17 – “the Fair Work Ombudsman issued a media release about taking civil action against a dodgy boss who owed one staff member over $60,000 in unpaid wages. “. read more here

31/5/17 – The Age – Thousands of commuters were stranded in the cold on Wednesday night after a truck hit boom gates in Melbourne’s inner-west, knocking out services on the Werribee and Williamstown lines.  read more 


29/5/17 – The Age – Designs for a planned fleet of 65 new high-capacity trains that will enter service from mid-2019 reveal a radical change is in store for Melbourne train travellers.- read more here

3AW  29/5/17 – “Getting a seat on a Melbourne train is about to get a lot harder.” Read more here  or click here to directly watch Ross and John’s new Melbourne train test