The Ballarat Line Upgrade is the first line upgrade to be completed as part of the $4 billion Regional Rail Revival program.
- 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.
Service benefits are being delivered along the length of the Ballarat Line including:
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