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Bacchus Marsh Station to Maddingley

Bacchus Marsh Station to Maddingley

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 final phase of the Ballarat Line Upgrade will soon get underway to carry out commissioning, critical safety testing and driver training on the Ballarat Line. Thanks for your patience while this important work is underway.

24-hour works – Sunday 27 December 2020 to Saturday 30 January 2021

What we are doing

We’re completing track duplication between Bacchus Marsh Station and Maddingley, getting the new signalling system ready for new services and preparing to open the second platform at Bacchus Marsh Station.

Works will include:

  • removing rail track across Parwan Road
  • laying rail track including ballast and sleepers, rail tamping and welding
  • earthworks and drainage along the rail corridor
  • signalling installation and commissioning.

The majority of these works will take place during the day and night from 8pm Sunday 27 December 2020 until 5pm Friday 15 January 2021. Further works, including safety testing and driver training will be occurring during the day and night until 5pm Saturday 30 January 2021.

Traffic impacts

There will be temporary road closures during this period, with dates subject to change:

  • Parwan Road, Bacchus Marsh (28 – 29 December)
  • Kerrs Road, Maddingley (30 December – 2 January)
  • Fisken Street, Bacchus Marsh (2 – 4 January)

Please allow extra travel time and follow traffic management signage for detours.

Car park closure

The north eastern car park at Bacchus Marsh Station will be closed to the public from Monday 14 December 2020 until Sunday 31 January 2021 for a temporary site office for Ballarat Line Upgrade crews (see map below).

Map of works in Bacchus Marsh

What to be aware of

There will be an increase in construction works, including noise, dust, and additional lighting.

There will be machinery, heavy vehicles and workers within the rail corridor, at level crossings and within the station precinct and site compound at Osborne Street, Maddingley.

Please observe all safety signage and follow the direction of traffic management staff.

Test trains to facilitate driver training and safety testing will run along the line so always obey the warning signs at level crossings and stay safe around trains.

Minimising impacts


We use a range of measures to minimise dust from construction activities, including placing dust monitors in and around the construction site, staging works to minimise exposed areas and the use of water carts to wet down work areas.

Noise and vibration

To minimise potential noise and vibration impacts we monitor noise and vibration levels to make sure they are within the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) noise control guidelines.


Where possible, lighting will be directed away from residences and noise from the temporary lights will be monitored.

Plan your journey

Coaches will replace trains on sections of the Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines from Monday 28 December until Saturday 30 January while we carry out work on the line.

For more information about V/Line coach replacement services, please contact the Public Transport Victoria call centre: 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight daily – all night Friday and Saturday) or visit

Health and safety

Works on the Ballarat Line Upgrade are progressing with strict COVIDSafe Plans in place.

The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority.

For more information and advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit

Keep informed

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