The Bendigo and Echuca Line Upgrade is changing the way people move around the region.
As part of Bendigo Metro 3, new stations at Goornong, Huntly and Raywood are open. These new stations have provided growing communities with access to train services close to where they live.
We upgraded the tracks on the Echuca Line between Epsom and the new Goornong Station. This increased the maximum speed of trains from 80km/h to 130km/h.
12,000 sleepers from Goornong to Rochester have been replaced ahead of further track upgrades towards Echuca. This will increase the maximum train speed in this section from 80km/h to 100km/h.
Our team is upgrading ten level crossings between Eaglehawk and Bendigo with better train detection technology. This will boost safety and allow more services to run in this section.
We are also installing a modernised electronic train order signalling system for tracking train movements from Bendigo to Swan Hill and Echuca. This will enable trains to safely run more often.