The Ballarat Line Upgrade is the first line upgrade to be completed as part of the $4 billion Regional Rail Revival program.

Project benefits

  • 135 extra services in total across the project along the Ballarat Line
  • trains every 20 minutes during the peaks and 40 minutes between the peaks, to service the growing communities in the region
  • track duplication, passing loops, signalling upgrades, new platforms and extra track at key stations
  • passing loops at Ballan and Millbrook to help services recover faster from unexpected delays
  • 18km of track duplication between Melton and Deer Park West to boost reliability
  • a new station at Cobblebank
  • major upgrades at Rockbank, Ballan, Bacchus Marsh and Wendouree
  • a new stabling facility at Maddingley to improve service reliability
  • removal of five level crossings along decommissioned Bungaree passing loop.Ballarat Line Upgrade map showing the detail of the project scope described in the content above

Service benefits

Service benefits are being delivered along the length of the Ballarat Line including:

Project delivery

The Ballarat Line Upgrade was delivered by Rail Projects Victoria (RPV), on behalf of the Victorian Government.

The construction contractor for the Ballarat Line Upgrade was a consortium comprising ACCIONA, Coleman Rail and SMEC, in partnership with RPV and V/Line.

More than 1.6 million hours were worked on the Ballarat Line Upgrade since construction began in late 2017