Ballarat Line Upgrade works to ramp up in December
Posted: 24 Oct 2018
Ballarat line passengers are being asked to plan ahead for December when a major construction blitz will get underway.
Coaches will replace trains from Saturday 8 to Sunday 16 December, while more than 300 crew members work around the clock at sites including Maddingley train stabling and Rockbank Station.
Construction crews will be working to have Maddingley stabling operational by early next year, allowing existing stabling at Bacchus Marsh to be removed.
Workers will also be laying new tracks at key points along the line between Caroline Springs Station and Melton, continuing earthworks for the Millbrook and Ballan passing loops, and lifting the new pedestrian overpass into place at Rockbank.
Coaches will replace trains for the entire journey between Wendouree, Ballarat and Southern Cross Station from Saturday 8 to Sunday 16 December as construction teams swing into action. Coaches will also replace trains between Ararat and Ballarat, due to V/Line track improvement works, from Saturday 8 to Sunday 9 December.
Train services between Ararat and Ballarat will resume on Monday 10 December, connecting with coaches at Ballarat. Maryborough trains will continue to run to and from Ballarat, connecting with coaches to and from Southern Cross.
Passengers can plan their journey at the V/Line website or by calling 1800 800 007. Please allow an extra 45 minutes travel time.