Works to spring ahead on Geelong and Warrnambool lines
Coaches are replacing trains between Warrnambool and Geelong, and buses between Waurn Ponds and Marshall Station during a nine-day disruption until Sunday 17 October.
New signalling infrastructure will be installed between Winchelsea and Warrnambool as part of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade, to help improve train monitoring and boost reliability in the line.
The signalling works will include installing cable and signal masts, to deliver more frequent and reliable services to passengers in Victoria’s south west.
Construction as part of the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade will include works on the new station forecourt, with a new drop-off zone and secure bike storage to make it quicker and easier for the community to get to the station by car or bike.
An existing stormwater culvert under the rail line at Armstrong Creek will also be upgraded and extended, to allow for construction of the new second track in this section. The second track is the first step of track duplication from Waurn Ponds to South Geelong, to enable future services to be extended to and from the station.
Construction will continue on the Waurn Ponds train stabling and maintenance facility, with major earthworks underway. The new facility will support additional services on the Geelong Line, with a site compound and entry roads established over recent months.