Connecting Melbourne Airport to all metropolitan and regional rail lines via Sunshine
Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city and the second fastest growing city in Australia.
Detailed planning work and technical investigations will determine a preferred option for fast rail between Melbourne and Geelong as part of the Western Rail Plan.
The preferred option will maximise benefits of a future Melbourne Airport Link by integrating it with the existing network and unlocking capacity in Melbourne’s booming west and north.
Investigations will focus on these key areas:
- Faster, more frequent and more reliable regional services, including priority investigation of fast rail to Geelong.
- Dedicated rolling stock capable of speeds in excess of anything currently operating in Victoria.
- Electrification of services in the fastest growing parts of Victoria, including Wyndham Vale, Melton and Wallan.
- Developing plans for a rail link to Melbourne Airport, servicing all Victorians via connections to the metropolitan and regional rail network.
- A new transport superhub at Sunshine to facilitate better integration of rail services.
The investigations will consider a new fleet of dedicated trains capable of travelling between 250 and 300km/hr.
Rail Projects Victoria is leading the investigation, development and delivery of this program. Rail Projects Victoria also oversees the delivery of the Metro Tunnel and Regional Rail Revival projects.
Bacchus Marsh Traffic Improvements
We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
We're duplicating 4 kms of Barwon Heads Road between Settlement Road and Reserve Road, and investigating the potential for duplicating a further 6 kms from Reserve Road to Lower Duneed Road
Beaufort Rail Bridge Strengthening
We're increasing the bridge's capacity and extending its life for future generations
Cranbourne Line Duplication
Doubling services on the Cranbourne line with trains every 10 minutes during peak
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Removing bottlenecks on the Hurstbridge line and improving the frequency and reliability of services
M80 Ring Road Upgrade
We’re making Melbourne’s freeway network safer and less congested by upgrading the M80 Ring Road from the Princes Freeway to the Greensborough Highway.
North East Link
Victoria's biggest road project - connecting the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network 356231
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
South Gippsland Highway - Koonwarra
Realigning the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
West Gate Tunnel
A vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge to free up traffic and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets in Melbourne’s west
Upgrading Western Victoria's key transport corridor, making journeys safer and quicker.