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North East Line Upgrade

The $235 million North East Line Upgrade will enable improved services for north-east Victoria.

What will happen?

The North East Line Upgrade includes:

  • track upgrades from Melbourne to Albury/Wodonga to a Victorian Class 2 performance standard
  • upgrading supporting rail infrastructure

In addition, the Victorian Government will deliver new modern trains for the line.

The design of these new trains is underway, and their delivery will be timed to align with the completion of the North East Line Upgrade.

What are the benefits?

The upgrade will enable VLocity trains to run to Albury/Wodonga for the first time, delivering a more reliable and comfortable service for passengers.

This will bring the North East corridor into line with other parts of Victoria’s regional rail network.

Who is responsible?

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) will be responsible for delivering the project.

Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) will oversee the project on behalf of the Victorian Government to ensure maximum benefits are delivered to North East line passengers.

Next steps

ARTC is working closely with V/Line, Rail Projects Victoria and other Victorian transport agencies to finalise the scope of works.

The scope will be reviewed by the Institute of Railway Technology at Monash University before being released and in preparation of awarding contracts to deliver the upgrades.

For more information

Contact ARTC