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Regional Rail Revival

Regional Rail Revival

Coaches will replace Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough line services for all or part of the journey from 10pm Sunday 27 December to Saturday 30 January. To plan your journey visit the V/Line website or call 1800 800 007.

The Australian and Victorian governments have invested more than $4 billion in the Regional Rail Revival program, which is upgrading every regional passenger rail line in Victoria and creating jobs and supplier opportunities.

Our projects

Ararat

We’re upgrading the train stabling facility at Ararat Station to deliver an extra weekday service to Ararat.

Learn more: Ararat stabling upgrade

Ballarat

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

Donnybrook and Wallan

Station upgrades include adding new car parking spaces, platform extension with shelters and better access at Donnybrook, and extension of the waiting room and new bathrooms, platform extension with shelters and bus bays at Wallan.

Learn more: Donnybrook and Wallan station upgrades

Geelong

Upgrade of Waurn Ponds Station, planning for Armstrong Creek transit corridor and future upgrades.

Learn more: Geelong Line Upgrade

Gippsland

Duplicated track between Bunyip and Longwarry, extending the crossing loop, level crossing and signalling upgrades, station upgrades and building a new bridge over the Avon River.

Learn more: Gippsland Line Upgrade

North East

Track upgrades and supporting infrastructure to allow VLocity trains to run all the way to Albury.

Learn more: North East Line Upgrade

Shepparton

New and upgraded stabling, crossing loop and platform extensions, signalling, track and level crossing upgrades. Upgrades to Donnybrook and Wallan stations.

Learn more: Shepparton Line Upgrade

Warrnambool

New crossing loop, level crossing upgrades and improved signalling.

Learn more: Warrnambool Line Upgrade

Project updates

Temporary road changes during Ballarat Line Upgrade works

Temporary road changes during Ballarat Line Upgrade works

Local road users reminded to plan ahead for Ballarat Line Upgrade works.

Last train travel over the Bungaree loop

Last train travel over the Bungaree loop

The Bungaree passing loop has serviced the Ballarat Line for over a century.

More benefits on the way for Gippsland passengers

More benefits on the way for Gippsland passengers

We’ve selected a preferred contractor to deliver the Gippsland Line Upgrade’s major package of works.

New Avon River bridge up and running

New Avon River bridge up and running

Trains are now travelling at higher speeds over the new Avon River bridge in Stratford, three months ahead of schedule.