Construction is now underway on the major works package for the Warrnambool Line Upgrade.
Crews have started trenching in Camperdown to install underground cabling that will 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 service 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.
The contractor has implemented safety measures in line with strict health protocols, including site access and limiting the number of workers on site.
The start of construction follows the completion of the 12 level crossing upgrades on the Warrnambool Line.
The Warrnambool Line Upgrade is part of a more than $2 billion investment in Regional Rail Revival, which is upgrading every passenger rail line in the state and creating more than 1000 jobs.