A look back at the news updates from 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 Aug 2019
Rockbank Station will be reopening to passengers on Monday 26 August.
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.
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.
25 Aug 2019
The Rockbank community came out in droves to celebrate the opening of their rebuilt station on Sunday 25 August.
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.
24 Sep 2019
Regional Rail Revival took part in White Night Ballarat this year with a fresh installation.
25 Sep 2019
Bunjil Energy is helping to power the Ballarat Line Upgrade with renewable energy.
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.
22 Oct 2019
Ballarat line passengers will benefit from a brand new station and extra train services in a matter of weeks.
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.
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.
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.
15 Nov 2019
Earlier this year, we asked the community to provide feedback on the Gippsland Line Upgrade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
06 Dec 2019
Construction has begun on the Ararat train stabling upgrade, to boost service frequency for Ararat passengers.
27 Dec 2019
Major construction is now complete on the Ballarat Line Upgrade.
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