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 the RTBU Locomotive Division in Victoria has almost 2000 members and counting!   read more.

PTC 1994 Book of Rules and Operating Procedures
Members now have access to the Book of Rules (Metro Specific Network) online via the member portal login.


"NSW Government unveils new driverless metro trains as testing begins in Sydney"-ABC News 19/3/18 (click on image for article)


If you would like to re-join- please click HERE and complete the online form. Further information will then be sent to your nominated email address.

If you need a Union Representative for a meeting- please contact the Union Office ASAP via phone or Email.

Please do not rely on your company to contact the Union.

Please ensure, if possible, you have the Date and Time of your meeting so a Union Representative can be scheduled to attend with you.

Representatives are being booked every day for Membership representations as well as other important matters such as EA meetings.

Scholarships are available to the children of Financial RTBU Locomotive Division members’ . Please click HERE to go to the Department of Education scholarships page and view the open scholarships.  For more information- please  go to Member Benefits  (log in to your Member Portal is required) to view detailed information) 


08/02/18 – ABC news – “the deadlock over pay and conditions continues, NSW and Sydney Trains workers will consider a new pay package offer which includes an annual pay rise for workers of 3 per cent for the next three years…”  read more

12/01/18 – The Age – Metro Trains and Yarra Trams have failed to meet tough new targets set by the Andrews Government in their first month operating under renewed $7 billion, seven-year contracts..”- read more here

The Age  19/7/17 – “A senior  V/Line manager … paid an annual salary of more than half a million dollars, …alleged by Victoria’s anti-corruption watchdog to have also profited from…training scam. “. read more here