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Gippsland Line Upgrade

The Gippsland Line Upgrade will deliver improved train services to the growing communities of Gippsland and create hundreds of jobs in the region.

What will happen?

The $530 million Gippsland Line Upgrade includes:

  • building a new rail bridge over the Avon River in Stratford
  • second platforms at Bunyip, Longwarry, Morwell and Traralgon stations
  • track duplication between Bunyip and Longwarry, and sections near Moe, Morwell and Traralgon
  • level crossing upgrades along the line
  • signalling upgrades at Traralgon
  • building a larger train stabling facility at or near Traralgon
  • extending the crossing loop at Morwell

Gippsland Line Upgrade map

What are the benefits?

The Gippsland Line Upgrade will enable much needed extra services on the Gippsland line.

Improved train detection at level crossings along the line will improve safety for motorists and trains. Upgrades to level crossings between Sale and Bairnsdale have allowed VLocity trains to run to Bairnsdale for the first time.

Building larger stabling facilities at or near Traralgon will mean more trains can be housed, allowing extra services.

The new Avon River bridge will mean trains no longer need to slow down to 10km per hour in this section.

Rail Projects Victoria will establish a local project office in the Latrobe Valley.

What are the next steps?

We have started site investigations along the Gippsland line including environmental and geotechnical assessments, identifying cultural heritage, hydrology and noise monitoring. Passengers may notice more activity near the rail line as we gather this information to help the design and planning process.

Who is responsible?

The Gippsland Line Upgrade is being delivered by Rail Projects Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government.

Stay informed

We will notify the community of any disruption via information sessions, letterbox drops, emails, advertising, website updates, social media and station pop-ups.

Download a copy of our Winter 2018 newsletter (PDF, 1.1 MB).

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