The $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival program is a joint initiative of the Australian and Victorian governments to upgrade every regional passenger train line in Victoria.
Delivering Regional Rail Revival
Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) is responsible for the planning and implementation of the Regional Rail Revival program on behalf of the State Government of Victoria.
Victoria is growing faster than any other state. Our regions are home to about one quarter of Victoria’s population and play a vital role in our prosperity.
Regional Victoria contributes more than $65 billion to the economy annually, accounts for almost one third of the state’s exports and attracts more than 13 million tourists each year. It is also home to one third of the state’s small businesses.
Victoria’s regional centres are increasingly offering jobs, education, health and other services that were previously only available in Melbourne. These services, combined with lifestyle advantages and housing affordability, are attracting more families to regional Victoria.
As the population and local economies of regional Victoria grow, the rail network must keep up with changing travel needs.
The Victorian Government released the Regional Network Development Plan in May 2016. Regional Rail Revival is a critical step in delivering the objectives of the Regional Network Development Plan.