The Victorians put the cube in the outback SA

Dozens of Victorian passengers have been evacuated from Darwin-bound Ghan to Outback South Australia and relocated to Adelaide after the Northern Territory closed the border to passengers from Greater Melbourne and Bendigo.

The train was forced to stop at Marla’s stop, 700 kilometers northwest of Adelaide, on Thursday.

On Wednesday, guests from Greater Melbourne and Bendigo aboard the Ghan were taken off the train and taken to Adelaide by bus.

Travel External, the operator of the iconic outback rail service, will ensure this group was provided overnight accommodation upon arrival.

“Influential guests on the Ghan Expedition to the southwest who landed in Ellis Spring and those who landed in Adelaide in the Indian Pacific Ocean can also stay overnight,” it said in a statement.

“We appreciate the experience of our guests as they have made a significant impact through their own, or any of our mistakes and we are helping them manage their personal situation as best as possible.”

Nicola Spurier, South Australia’s chief public health officer, said most of the passengers were at high-risk sites in Victoria.

More than 225 domestic flights to Melbourne appear to have been canceled as states and territories closed the Victoria border to the Victoria Group.

Melbourne Airport was still busy as many dashed to catch the last flights from the state before the seven-day lockdown began at midnight on Thursday.

Virgin Australia canceled more than 10 services in and out of Melbourne before the shutdown was confirmed.

The carrier is in the dugout with the call and is calling the customer who does not travel in the next 722 hours to call later.

Virgin said it directly contacts any customers affected by the change in flights due to the lockdown, including Melbourne services.

– With AAP

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