Geelong Fast Rail

Delivering faster services between Geelong and Melbourne’s CBD with a travel time of around 50 minutes.

Snapshot

191%patronage growth on the Geelong Line between 2009 and 2019

~50mintravel times via upgraded Werribee corridor

Overview

Faster services for Geelong are being delivered as part of the Victorian Government’s Western Rail Plan.

Geelong is Victoria’s largest and fastest-growing regional city.

The Australian and Victorian governments have agreed that using the Werribee corridor is the best solution to delivering faster services for Geelong.

The Werribee corridor is the shortest and most direct route between Geelong and Melbourne. Running Geelong services via the Werribee corridor on dedicated track between Werribee and Laverton means faster trips for people travelling to Melbourne.

Some Geelong trains will continue to travel via Wyndham Vale and Sunshine, providing Geelong passengers with access to Melbourne’s growing western suburbs and an opportunity to change at Sunshine for Melbourne Airport trains.

This solution enables both more frequent and faster services in the long term. It also builds on more than $1 billion of work already underway to improve services on the Geelong corridor including the Waurn Ponds Station Upgrade, Waurn Ponds Stabling and the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication.

Map of Geelong Fast Rail route

The Western Rail Plan sets out a series of future investments Victoria needs for a high-capacity rail network servicing our growing western suburbs and regional cities.

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Rail Projects Victoria is leading the investigation, development and delivery of this program. More information can be found on the RPV website and stay updated about the progress of the Western Rail Plan by registering for email updates.

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