Female train drivers gain Traralgon line experience
V/Line’s first all-female group of trainee drivers began the second phase of their training yesterday by familiarising themselves with the Gippsland line.
Transport Minister Ben Carroll joined the group at Traralgon station and while he says quotas have not been set for women in the industry, the Government has a commitment to diversity.
"We're wanting our drivers to reflect the communities they come from, and that means all genders and all cultural backgrounds," Mr Carroll said.
"These young ladies do not come from traditional rail backgrounds. Whether it be a stay-at-home mum, an electrician or an apprentice, they all bring unique skills."