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2019 news archive

2019 news archive

A look back at the news updates from 2019.

Geelong and Warrnambool upgrades on the way

23 Apr 2019

Major upgrades to the Geelong and Warrnambool rail lines are a step closer to construction, with contractors shortlisted to deliver the multi-million-dollar projects.

Construction underway at Donnybrook and Wallan stations

30 May 2019

Better train stations are one step closer for two of Victoria’s fastest growing communities, with construction now underway on upgrades at Donnybrook and Wallan stations.

Rockbank Station nears completion

31 May 2019

Rockbank Station’s existing platforms will soon be demolished to make way for two new, longer platforms as part of a major station rebuild.

Contractor appointed to design and build new Avon River Bridge

01 Jul 2019

Better train services are on the horizon for Bairnsdale passengers, with a contractor appointed to design and build the new rail bridge over the Avon River in Stratford.

Ballarat Line Upgrade to hit one million hours

25 Jun 2019

The Ballarat Line Upgrade will soon clock up one million hours of work, as construction heads towards completion by the end of the year.

Rockbank Station reopening

12 Aug 2019

Rockbank Station will be reopening to passengers on Monday 26 August.

Wendouree overpass lifted into place

15 Aug 2019

Crews braved freezing conditions last Friday to lift in Wendouree Station’s new overpass - the last of five overpasses to be installed as part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade.

Rockbank Station reopening event

20 Aug 2019

Rockbank locals can get a sneak-peek of their brand-new station this Sunday ahead of its reopening to passengers the following day.

Rockbank upgrades unveiled

25 Aug 2019

The Rockbank community came out in droves to celebrate the opening of their rebuilt station on Sunday 25 August.

Locals learn more about new Avon River Bridge

10 Sep 2019

Work to build a new rail bridge over the Avon River will be underway in Stratford soon, and to get locals ready for what’s to come the construction team held information sessions last week.

White Night Ballarat

24 Sep 2019

Regional Rail Revival took part in White Night Ballarat this year with a fresh installation.

Powering the Ballarat Line Upgrade

25 Sep 2019

Bunjil Energy is helping to power the Ballarat Line Upgrade with renewable energy.

Contractors shortlisted for Bendigo, Gippsland and Shepparton Upgrades

09 Oct 2019

More frequent and reliable services are one step closer for Bendigo, Gippsland and Shepparton passengers, with contractors shortlisted to deliver critical upgrades on these lines.

New station and services for Melbourne’s west

22 Oct 2019

Ballarat line passengers will benefit from a brand new station and extra train services in a matter of weeks.

Cobblebank Station opening community event

20 Nov 2019

The community can get a sneak-peek of the brand new Cobblebank Station on Sunday 1 December ahead of its opening to passengers the following day.

Regional artists making their mark on Ballarat Line station upgrades

30 Oct 2019

Warrnambool artists Fiona Clarke and Ken McKean have been commissioned to create a series of artworks for each of the upgraded stations at Wendouree, Ballan, Bacchus Marsh and Rockbank, as well as the new station at Cobblebank.

Ballarat Line Upgrade boosting technology skills at school

20 Nov 2019

Local primary school students are getting a first-hand experience in robotics and coding thanks to an innovative new STEM education program supported by the Ballarat Line Upgrade.

Gippsland Line Upgrade: what we heard

15 Nov 2019

Earlier this year, we asked the community to provide feedback on the Gippsland Line Upgrade.

Construction underway on the new Avon River bridge

20 Nov 2019

Construction is underway on a new rail bridge over the Avon River at Stratford, with local businesses among the first to be involved.

Wallan Station car park upgrades and new bus interchange

20 Nov 2019

Wallan passengers are now enjoying better access around the station as a result of car park upgrades and a new bus interchange completed at Wallan Station last week.

Keep safe around the Ballarat Line

28 Nov 2019

Test trains will be running along the Ballarat Line this week while we undertake vital safety testing and driver training before services return on Monday.

Celebrating Cobblebank Station opening

03 Dec 2019

We celebrated the opening of Cobblebank Station on Sunday, with more than a thousand community members coming along to see the new station before it opened to passengers the following day.

Construction starts on Ararat stabling upgrade

06 Dec 2019

Construction has begun on the Ararat train stabling upgrade, to boost service frequency for Ararat passengers.

Major construction complete on the Ballarat Line Upgrade

27 Dec 2019

Major construction is now complete on the Ballarat Line Upgrade.

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