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Construction underway on Warrnambool Line Upgrade

Construction underway on Warrnambool Line Upgrade

Posted: 21 Sep 2020

Construction is now underway on the major works package for the Warrnambool Line Upgrade.

Works have kicked-off with trenching in Camperdown, with crews installing underground cabling to support signalling upgrades along the line.

Construction on the 2.2km crossing loop at Boorcan will follow in the coming weeks, with a site compound currently being established by contractor Downer between Camperdown and Terang stations.

Signalling upgrades and the new crossing loop will help increase reliability and deliver a fifth weekday return services for passengers in Victoria’s south-west.

The new crossing loop will make it easier for trains to pass each other, allowing passenger and freight services to recover more quickly from unexpected delays on the line, ensuring passengers and goods get to where they need to go.

Works are taking place under modified conditions to protect the health and safety of workers and the community so that construction for these important works can continue.

Contractor Downer has implemented safety measures in line with strict health protocols, which includes limiting the number of workers on site and strict guidelines for workers to follow regarding site access.

The start of construction on the major package of works follows the completion of the 12 level crossing upgrades that have been delivered along the line by V/Line, as part of early works on the Warrnambool Line Upgrade.

The Warrnambool Line Upgrade is part of the Australian and Victorian governments’ investment of more than $2 billion in Regional Rail Revival, which is upgrading every passenger rail line in the state and creating more than 1,000 jobs.

For more information visit Warrnambool Line Upgrade.

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