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Ballarat Upgrade kicks off final year of construction

Posted: 31 Jan 2019

Coaches will replace trains from Thursday 31 January until the last service on Sunday 3 February while work on the Ballarat Line Upgrade continues.

During this time coaches will replace trains between Ballarat/Wendouree and Southern Cross Station. Ararat and Maryborough line trains will continue to run to and from Ballarat, connecting with coaches to and from Southern Cross Station.

While trains are not running on the Ballarat line, work taking place will include:

  • laying track and installing 800 tonnes of ballast (crushed rock) for passing loops at Millbrook and Ballan
  • preparing to install signalling between Caroline Springs and Melton
  • construction on the new Cobblebank Station, and a new roof canopy for the Rockbank Station building
  • building foundations for columns to support the new platform and overpass at Bacchus Marsh Station.

Passengers are asked to allow an extra 45 minutes travel time and to plan their journey at the V/Line website or by calling 1800 800 007. A temporary timetable is available at staffed V/Line stations and online.

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