The $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival program will upgrade every regional passenger train line in Victoria, creating over 1,000 jobs. It is a joint initiative of the Australian and Victorian governments.
Duplicated track between Deer Park West and Melton, station upgrades, additional passing loops and stabling.
Learn more: Ballarat Line Upgrade
Bendigo and Echuca
Track speed upgrades between Epsom and Echuca and signalling upgrades between Bendigo and Epsom and Eaglehawk.
Learn more: Bendigo and Echuca Line Upgrade
Upgrades and future-proofing at Waurn Ponds station.
Learn more: Geelong Line Upgrade
Duplicated track between Bunyip and Longwarry, and near Moe, Morwell and Traralgon, station and signalling upgrades and replacing the Avon River Bridge.
Learn more: Gippsland Line Upgrade
Upgrades to Donnybrook and Wallan stations, level crossing upgrades, and works to allow VLocity trains to run all the way to Albury.
Learn more: North East Rail Corridor Upgrade
New and upgraded stabling, crossing loop and platform extensions, signalling, track and level crossing upgrades
Learn more: Shepparton Line Upgrade
New crossing loop, level crossing upgrades, improved signalling and new stabling.
Learn more: Warrnambool Line Upgrade
The Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the replacement of the Avon River bridge has been released.
The Freight-Passenger Rail Separation Project will untangle the current bottleneck at Ballarat Station which sees freight and passenger services share tracks through the station precinct.
More than 700 people have attended a VLocity demonstration event held by V/Line at Bairnsdale Station.
Regional Victorians can count down to improved train services, with timelines released across the $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival.
Regional Rail Revival will deliver:
- the infrastructure needed for more frequent and reliable train services for regional Victorians
- new and upgraded stations, track duplication, upgraded level and pedestrian crossings and signalling upgrades
- more than 1,000 jobs
- developing industry skills and growing local economies, through the Victorian Government’s Local Jobs First - Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP)
- better connectivity from our regions to Melbourne and between regional centres
- more opportunities for regional Victorians to access jobs, education, healthcare and housing
- Victorian apprentices, trainees or engineering cadets comprising at least 10 per cent of labour under the Major Projects Skills Guarantee