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
Track upgrades and supporting infrastructure to allow VLocity trains to run all the way to Albury.
Learn more: North East Line Upgrade
New and upgraded stabling, crossing loop and platform extensions, signalling, track and level crossing upgrades. Upgrades to Donnybrook and Wallan stations.
Learn more: Shepparton Corridor Upgrade
New crossing loop, level crossing upgrades, improved signalling and new stabling.
Learn more: Warrnambool Line Upgrade
Work began on upgrades to enabling an extra daily return service between Shepparton and Melbourne from early next year.
Coaches will replace trains on the Ballarat Line from Saturday 8 to Sunday 16 December.
The first of many local contracts on the Gippsland Line Upgrade was awarded last week.
The Warrnambool and Geelong line upgrades are calling for Expressions of Interest from contractors.
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