Shepparton Line Upgrade
The Victorian Government is upgrading the Shepparton line to give passengers more frequent and reliable services.
What will happen?
The $43.5 million Shepparton Line Upgrade is funded by the Victorian Government and is being delivered as part of the Regional Rail Revival program.
The upgrade includes:
- Shepparton stabling upgrade
- a crossing loop
- extra coach services for Shepparton to connect with train services.
What are the benefits?
The stabling upgrade will enable a fifth daily return service between Shepparton and Melbourne.
The crossing loop will improve service reliability by giving trains more opportunities to pass each other.
The Regional Rail Revival program of works will provide opportunities for local suppliers to create jobs, develop industry skills and grow local economies, through the Victorian Government’s Local Jobs First - Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP).
Who is responsible?
The Shepparton Line Upgrade is being delivered by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) and V/Line on behalf of the Victorian Government.
We will start with site investigations, including environmental, assessments, traffic and noise monitoring, soil and rock testing and locating underground services like phone and gas.
Passengers may notice more activity near the rail line as we gather this information to finalise the design and planning process.
Nine new train services have been added to the Shepparton line since 2017.
An additional 29 coach services will be added between Seymour and Shepparton from mid-2018, to address gaps in the current timetable and spread services throughout the day.
The Victorian Government has invested $18 million to improve mobile coverage for regional rail passengers through new mobile phone towers and in-train technology.