The Werribee corridor has been selected as the route to deliver faster services for Geelong, with new dedicated track between Werribee and Laverton for Geelong trains, cutting average travel times for passengers by up to 15 minutes.

Initial works are expected to commence in 2023 subject to relevant Victorian and Federal planning, environmental and other government approvals.

Geelong via Sunshine to Southern Cross is 80.7km. Geelong via Werribee to Southern Cross is 72.6km. Geelong Fast Rail will use this shorter route with new express track between Werribee and Laverton.