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Current works

Current works

Works are underway at the following locations:

Boorcan crossing loop

24-hour works – Friday 9 April to Monday 19 April 2021

Works are underway on signalling upgrades as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, to deliver more frequent and reliable train services for passengers.

Thank you for your patience while this important work is underway.

What we are doing

We’re continuing works on the new crossing loop at Boorcan and upgrading the signalling system.
Works will include:

  • earthworks and drainage along the rail corridor
  • removing rail track along the rail corridor
  • laying rail track including ballast, rail tamping and welding
  • drilling and welding to install signalling equipment
  • laying sleepers between west of Sandys Lane, Boorcan and west of McKinnons Bridge-Noorat Road, Noorat East.

The works will take place during the day and night from 11pm Friday 9 April 2021 until 4am Monday 19 April 2021.

What to be aware of

There will be an increase in construction works, including noise, dust and additional lighting, which may be disruptive during the night. We’ll minimise these impacts by:

  • turning off equipment when not in use
  • portable lighting will be directed away from residences and focused on the work area, where possible
  • monitoring noise.

There will be machinery, heavy vehicles and workers within the rail corridor, and at the Boorcan and Oswells roads level crossings.

Traffic impacts

There will be a temporary road closure during this period:

  • Oswells Road, Boorcan (13 - 14 April) 7am to 7pm

There will also be temporary speed restrictions of 40km/h along Boorcan and Oswells roads for the duration of the works. Please allow extra travel time and follow traffic management signage.

Boorcan detour map on Oswells Road, Boorcan

What we’ve been up to

Recent works on the crossing loop at Boorcan have included:

  • completing access tracks to allow vehicles and machinery to enter and exit the rail corridor for construction works and maintenance purposes in the future
  • starting work on the new track and drainage
  • installing communications and power supply for new signalling equipment between west of Sandys Lane and west of Boorcan Road in Boorcan.

Minimising impacts

Dust

We use a range of measures to minimise dust from construction activities, including placing dust monitors in and around the construction site, staging works to minimise exposed areas and the use of water carts to wet down work areas.

Noise and vibration

To minimise potential noise and vibration impacts we monitor noise and vibration levels to make sure they are within the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) noise control guidelines and limit out-of-hours works.

Plan your journey

Coaches will replace trains between Geelong and Warrnambool from Saturday 10 April until Sunday 18 April while we carry out work on the line.
For more information about V/Line coach replacement services, please contact the Public Transport Victoria call centre: 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight daily – all night Friday and Saturday) or visit vline.com.au

Health and safety

Works on the Warrnambool Line Upgrade are progressing with strict COVIDSafe Plans in place.

The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority.

For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19),please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

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Download the April 2021 Boorcan crossing loop works notification PDF, 372.4 KB.

Terang signalling upgrades

From late February to July 2021

Works are underway on signalling upgrades as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, to deliver more frequent and reliable train services for passengers.

Thank you for your patience while this important work is underway.

What we are doing

From late February, we will be working in the rail corridor between Littles Lane and west of Terang-Framlingham Road in Terang to install communications, power supply and new signalling equipment.

Works will include:

  • non-destructive digging and trenching
  • laying underground cabling
  • installing temporary fencing around the project area to maintain safety
  • construction of temporary and permanent access tracks
  • drilling and welding to install signalling equipment
  • vegetation removal as required.

These works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

What to be aware of

These works are expected to be low impact, however you may notice an increase in noise and dust. There will be machinery, heavy vehicles and workers within the rail corridor, so please be mindful and observe all safety signage in place.

Minimising impacts

Dust

We use a range of measures to minimise dust from construction activities, including placing dust monitors in and around the construction site, staging works to minimise exposed areas and the use of water carts to wet down work areas.

Noise and vibration

To minimise potential noise and vibration impacts we monitor noise and vibration levels to make sure they are within the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) noise control guidelines and limit out-of-hours works.

Vegetation removal

Works within the rail corridor can affect tree root systems and impact on vegetation stability and health. Vegetation that may pose a safety risk is trimmed or will need to be removed as construction is carried out. We make every effort to protect native vegetation.

Where native vegetation cannot be retained, clearance will be approved by relevant authorities and will be offset in an approved location.

Before being removed, vegetation is inspected for the presence of wildlife, and qualified handlers are on site to safely rehome wildlife if needed.

Health and safety

Works on the Warrnambool Line Upgrade are progressing with strict COVIDSafe Plans in place.

The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority.

For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19),please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Download notification

Download the Terang signalling upgrades works notification PDF, 261.3 KB.

Colac signalling upgrades

From late February to July 2021

Works are underway on signalling upgrades as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, to deliver more frequent and reliable train services for passengers.
Thank you for your patience while this important work is underway.

What we are doing

From late February, we will be working in the rail corridor between Queen Street and Hart Street in Colac to install communications, power supply and new signalling equipment.

Works will include:

  • non-destructive digging and trenching
  • laying underground cabling
  • installing temporary fencing around the project area to maintain safety
  • construction of temporary and permanent access tracks
  • drilling and welding to install signalling equipment
  • vegetation removal as required.

These works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

What to be aware of

These works are expected to be low impact, however you may notice an increase in noise and dust. There will be machinery, heavy vehicles and workers within the rail corridor, so please be mindful and observe all safety signage in place.

Minimising impacts

Dust

We use a range of measures to minimise dust from construction activities, including placing dust monitors in and around the construction site, staging works to minimise exposed areas and the use of water carts to wet down work areas.

Noise and vibration

To minimise potential noise and vibration impacts we monitor noise and vibration levels to make sure they are within the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) noise control guidelines and limit out-of-hours works.

Vegetation removal

Works within the rail corridor can affect tree root systems and impact on vegetation stability and health. Vegetation that may pose a safety risk is trimmed or will need to be removed as construction is carried out. We make every effort to protect native vegetation.

Where native vegetation cannot be retained, clearance will be approved by relevant authorities and will be offset in an approved location.

Before being removed, vegetation is inspected for the presence of wildlife, and qualified handlers are on site to safely rehome wildlife if needed.

Health and safety

Works on the Warrnambool Line Upgrade are progressing with strict COVIDSafe Plans in place.

The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority.

For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19),please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Download notification

Download the Colac signalling upgrades works notification PDF, 261.3 KB.

Waurn Ponds to Freshwater Creek signalling upgrades

From October 2020 to late 2020

Works will start soon on signalling upgrades as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, to deliver more frequent and reliable train services for passengers. Thank you for your patience while this important work is underway.

What we are doing

From October, we will be working in the rail corridor between Anglesea Road in Waurn Ponds and Willowite Road in Freshwater Creek to install communications, power supply and new signalling equipment.

Works will include:

  • non-destructive digging and trenching
  • laying underground cabling
  • installing temporary fencing around the project area to maintain safety
  • construction of temporary and permanent access tracks
  • drilling and welding to install signalling equipment
  • vegetation removal as required.

These works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

What to be aware of

These works are expected to be low impact, however you may notice an increase in noise and dust. There will be machinery, heavy vehicles and workers within the rail corridor, so please be mindful and observe all safety signage in place.

Minimising impacts

Dust

We use a range of measures to minimise dust from construction activities, including placing dust monitors in and around the construction site, staging works to minimise exposed areas and the use of water carts to wet down work areas.

Noise and vibration

To minimise potential noise and vibration impacts we monitor noise and vibration levels to make sure they are within the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) noise control guidelines and limit out-of-hours works.

Vegetation removal

Works within the rail corridor can affect tree root systems and impact on vegetation stability and health. Vegetation that may pose a safety risk is trimmed or will need to be removed as construction is carried out. We make every effort to protect native vegetation. Where native vegetation cannot be retained, clearance will be approved by relevant authorities and will be offset in an approved location. Before being removed, vegetation is inspected for the presence of wildlife, and qualified handlers are on site to safely rehome wildlife if needed.

Health and safety

Warrnambool Line Upgrade works are progressing safely under the current Third Step restrictions in regional Victoria.

You may notice an increase of workers on Victoria’s Big Build projects as restrictions on construction sites start to ease. Large-scale public infrastructure projects are critical and a strict COVIDSafe Plan is in place on all project sites across Victoria.

The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority. Workers on all of Victoria’s Big Build sites are required to wear face masks unless they meet any of the criteria for exception – such as a medical condition for Occupational Health and Safety guidelines.

Physical distancing measures are in place as well as increased hygiene practices.

For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Keeping you informed

Coronavirus restrictions are changing the way we communicate our project works and disruptions.

Please sign up to our email updates so we can keep you informed about when works will occur in your area or call 1800 105 105 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) for more information.

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Download the Waurn Ponds to Freshwater Creek signalling works notification PDF, 259.7 KB.

Winchelsea signalling upgrades

From January to July 2021

Works are underway on signalling upgrades as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, to deliver more frequent and reliable train services for passengers. Thank you for your patience while this important work is underway.

What we are doing

From January, we will be working in the rail corridor between Inverleigh-Winchelsea Road and Ondit Road in Winchelsea to install communications, power supply and new signalling equipment.

Works will include:

  • non-destructive digging and trenching
  • laying underground cabling
  • installing temporary fencing around the project area to maintain safety
  • construction of temporary and permanent access tracks
  • drilling and welding to install signalling equipment
  • vegetation removal as required.

These works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

Please see the Keeping you informed section for information on how to be notified when works will occur in your area.

What to be aware of

These works are expected to be low impact, however you may notice an increase in noise and dust. There will be machinery, heavy vehicles and workers within the rail corridor, so please be mindful and observe all safety signage in place.

Minimising impacts

Dust

We use a range of measures to minimise dust from construction activities, including placing dust monitors in and around the construction site, staging works to minimise exposed areas and the use of water carts to wet down work areas.

Noise and vibration

To minimise potential noise and vibration impacts we monitor noise and vibration levels to make sure they are within the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) noise control guidelines and limit out-of-hours works.

Vegetation removal

Works within the rail corridor can affect tree root systems and impact on vegetation stability and health. Vegetation that may pose a safety risk is trimmed or will need to be removed as construction is carried out. We make every effort to protect native vegetation. Where native vegetation cannot be retained, clearance will be approved by relevant authorities and will be offset in an approved location. Before being removed, vegetation is inspected for the presence of wildlife, and qualified handlers are on site to safely rehome wildlife if needed.

Health and safety

The Regional Rail Revival program is continuing under Stage 3 restrictions in regional Victoria.

The health and safety of our workers and the community is our key priority and we have measures in place to protect the safety of our construction workforce, including temperature screening, additional protective equipment including masks, daily health screening of workers, enhanced cleaning, staggered shifts and break times, and physical distancing.

Our workforce numbers across Victoria’s Big Build have already been significantly reduced to support directions from the Chief Health Officer, and we are continuing to manage the number of staff and visitors attending our worksites.

For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Keeping you informed

Please sign up to our email updates via the Regional Rail Revival website (regionalrailrevival.vic.gov.au/warrnambool) so we can continue to keep you informed about works in your area or call 1800 105 105 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) for more information.

Download notification

Download the Winchelsea signalling works notification PDF, 260.3 KB

Camperdown signalling upgrades

From January to July 2021

Works are underway on signalling upgrades as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, to deliver more frequent and reliable train services for passengers.

Thank you for your patience while this important work is underway.

What we are doing

From January, we will be working in the rail corridor between east of Camperdown-Lismore Road and Old Timboon Street in Camperdown to install communications, power supply and new signalling equipment.

Works will include:

  • non-destructive digging and trenching
  • laying underground cabling
  • installing temporary fencing around the project area to maintain safety
  • construction of temporary and permanent access tracks
  • drilling and welding to install signalling equipment
  • vegetation removal as required.

These works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

What to be aware of

These works are expected to be low impact, however you may notice an increase in noise and dust. There will be machinery, heavy vehicles and workers within the rail corridor, so please be mindful and observe all safety signage in place.

Minimising impacts

Dust

We use a range of measures to minimise dust from construction activities, including placing dust monitors in and around the construction site, staging works to minimise exposed areas and the use of water carts to wet down work areas.

Noise and vibration

To minimise potential noise and vibration impacts we monitor noise and vibration levels to make sure they are within the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) noise control guidelines and limit out-of-hours works.

Vegetation removal

Works within the rail corridor can affect tree root systems and impact on vegetation stability and health. Vegetation that may pose a safety risk is trimmed or will need to be removed as construction is carried out. We make every effort to protect native vegetation. Where native vegetation cannot be retained, clearance will be approved by relevant authorities and will be offset in an approved location. Before being removed, vegetation is inspected for the presence of wildlife, and qualified handlers are on site to safely rehome wildlife if needed.

Health and safety

The health and safety of our workers and the community is our key priority and we have measures in place to protect the safety of our construction workforce, including temperature screening, additional protective equipment including masks, daily health screening of workers, enhanced cleaning, staggered shifts and break times, and physical distancing.

Our workforce numbers across Victoria’s Big Build have already been significantly reduced to support directions from the Chief Health Officer, and we are continuing to manage the number of staff and visitors attending our worksites.

For more information about coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Keeping informed

Please sign up to our email updates via the Regional Rail Revival website (regionalrailrevival.vic.gov.au/warrnambool) so we can continue to keep you informed about works in your area or call 1800 105 105 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) for more information.

Download notification

Download the Camperdown signalling works notification PDF, 260.4 KB.

Birregurra signalling upgrades

From January to July 2021

Works are underway on signalling upgrades as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, to deliver more frequent and reliable train services for passengers.

Thank you for your patience while this important work is underway.

What we are doing

From January, we will be working in the rail corridor between Birregurra Road in Birregurra to Warncoort-Birregurra Road in Warncoort to install communications, power supply and new signalling equipment.

Works will include:

  • non-destructive digging and trenching
  • laying underground cabling
  • installing temporary fencing around the project area to maintain safety
  • construction of temporary and permanent access tracks
  • drilling and welding to install signalling equipment
  • vegetation removal as required.

These works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

What to be aware of

These works are expected to be low impact, however you may notice an increase in noise and dust. There will be machinery, heavy vehicles and workers within the rail corridor, so please be mindful and observe all safety signage in place.

Minimising impacts

Dust

We use a range of measures to minimise dust from construction activities, including placing dust monitors in and around the construction site, staging works to minimise exposed areas and the use of water carts to wet down work areas.

Noise and vibration

To minimise potential noise and vibration impacts we monitor noise and vibration levels to make sure they are within the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) noise control guidelines and limit out-of-hours works.

Vegetation removal

Works within the rail corridor can affect tree root systems and impact on vegetation stability and health. Vegetation that may pose a safety risk is trimmed or will need to be removed as construction is carried out. We make every effort to protect native vegetation. Where native vegetation cannot be retained, clearance will be approved by relevant authorities and will be offset in an approved location. Before being removed, vegetation is inspected for the presence of wildlife, and qualified handlers are on site to safely rehome wildlife if needed.

Health and safety

Works on the Warrnambool Line Upgrade are progressing with strict COVIDSafe Plans in place.

The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority.

For more information and advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Keeping informed

Please sign up to our email updates via the Regional Rail Revival website (regionalrailrevival.vic.gov.au/warrnambool) so we can continue to keep you informed about works in your area or call 1800 105 105 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) for more information.

Download notification

Download the Camperdown signalling works notification PDF, 260.5 KB.

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