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2020 news archive

2020 news archive

A look back at the news updates from 2020.

Construction underway on Warrnambool Line level crossing upgrades

28 Jan 2020

Construction has begun on level crossing upgrades on the Warrnambool Line, the latest step towards better train services for passengers in Victoria’s south-west.

Contract awarded for Geelong and Warrnambool line upgrades

29 Jan 2020

Better services are on the way for Geelong and Warrnambool line passengers, with the contract to deliver key components of the two line upgrades awarded to Downer.

Help us design the Apex Park upgrade

12 Feb 2020

Stratford locals and surrounding communities are getting involved in the design of the upgrade to Apex Park.

Calling all Gippsland artists

19 Feb 2020

We are seeking a Gippsland-based artist to design a public artwork which will be built in Apex Park, Stratford, as part of the $95 million project to build a new rail bridge over the Avon River.

2021 Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Program

30 Mar 2020

We’re seeking recent graduates from a range of disciplines to work on Regional Rail Revival as part of the 2021 Victoria’s Big Build Graduate Program.

Donnybrook Station upgrade complete

23 Apr 2020

Donnybrook passengers are now enjoying extra parking spaces and improved safety and accessibility with upgrades to the station now complete.

Improved safety on the Warrnambool Line

24 Apr 2020

Journeys in the state’s south-west will be safer for motorists and train passengers thanks to four level crossing upgrades completed as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade.

Stratford park improvements

02 Jun 2020

The Stratford community is helping co-design improvements to Apex Park as part of our project to build a new rail bridge over the Avon River.

Waurn Ponds Station designs unveiled

03 Jun 2020

Community given a sneak peek of upgraded station ahead of construction starting.

Construction to begin on upgrade to Waurn Ponds Station

09 Jun 2020

Construction to begin on upgrade to Waurn Ponds Station.

New rail bridge taking shape in Stratford

03 Sep 2020

Construction on the new rail bridge over the Avon River is progressing well, with 18 of the bridge’s massive beams lifted into place to form the superstructure of the new bridge.

Funding boost for Regional Rail Revival

06 Jul 2020

The Victorian and Australian governments have committed more than $300 million in additional funding for the Regional Rail Revival program, bringing the total investment to more than $2 billion.

Up next, Armytage Road

06 Jul 2020

Construction has started on upgrading the Armytage Road level crossing in Winchelsea

New stations for Greater Bendigo from next year

31 Jul 2020

Locals can have their say on new stations being delivered as part of the Bendigo and Echuca Line Upgrade.

Calling Bendigo’s best and brightest

16 Jul 2020

Rail Projects Victoria has partnered with Bendigo Tech School on the Regional Rail Revival Design Challenge 2050.

That’s nine down, three to go

11 Aug 2020

Five more level crossing upgrades complete on Warrnambool Line Upgrade

Waurn Ponds Station car park upgrade begins

27 Aug 2020

Construction is now underway on the car park upgrade at Waurn Ponds Station, which will make finding a parking space easier for passengers in this growing community.

Local artist selected to paint mural in Apex Park

03 Sep 2020

Acclaimed local artist Ray Thomas to paint a mural on the new bridge over the Avon River as part of the project’s improvements to Apex Park.

Contractor selected to deliver Stage 2 of Shepparton Line Upgrade

18 Sep 2020

Work will soon be underway to enable VLocity trains to travel to Shepparton for the first time.

Have your say on the Shepparton Line stabling facility

17 Sep 2020

Provide your feedback by completing an online survey or speaking to the project team.

Construction underway on Warrnambool Line Upgrade

21 Sep 2020

Signalling upgrades and Boorcan crossing loop works begin.

Lights, bells, boom gates … action!

21 Sep 2020

Twelve level crossing upgrades on the Warrnambool Line now complete.

Concept design revealed for Avon River bridge mural

26 Oct 2020

Local artist to begin work in weeks

Final phase of Ballarat Line Upgrade underway this year

31 Oct 2020

Commissioning, safety testing and driver training will take place on the line from Monday 28 December.

Benefits brought forward for North East passengers

18 Nov 2020

Work on the North East Line Upgrade has been accelerated in recent months to deliver more benefits sooner for passengers in the state’s north east.

Modern trains and more services for the Shepparton Line

20 Nov 2020

Passengers on the Shepparton Line can look forward to new VLocity trains, more services and faster journeys.

New train services for Ballarat Line

01 Dec 2020

Ballarat Line Upgrade works allow 125 new services to be introduced

New Ararat stabling to enable extra train services

02 Dec 2020

Upgraded train stabling facilities at Ararat Station to provide a boost in service frequency for passengers.

New Avon River bridge up and running

08 Dec 2020

Trains are now travelling at higher speeds over the new Avon River bridge in Stratford, three months ahead of schedule.

More benefits on the way for Gippsland passengers

08 Dec 2020

We’ve selected a preferred contractor to deliver the Gippsland Line Upgrade’s major package of works.

Last train travel over the Bungaree loop

27 Dec 2020

The Bungaree passing loop has serviced the Ballarat Line for over a century.

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