The Australian and Victorian governments are investing in rail upgrades between Geelong and Waurn Ponds to deliver more frequent and reliable services for passengers on the state’s busiest regional line.
The Waurn Ponds Station upgrade, which includes:
The South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication which includes:
Planning for the Armstrong Creek transit corridor, to consider future land use and population plans for this growing community.
A business case to determine the infrastructure required to deliver even more services, including upgrades to the rail tunnel between Geelong and south Geelong and the rail line over the Barwon River.
The Waurn Ponds Station upgrade is the first step in enabling more services to be extended to Waurn Ponds Station.
The upgrades will improve accessibility and amenities at the station including 200 new and upgraded car parks. This project is currently under construction and is targeted for completion in late 2021.
The South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication is the next critical step in providing more frequent and reliable services on the Geelong Line.
This project will enable five train services per hour during the peaks, and three per hour between the peaks at Marshall and Waurn Ponds stations, providing more travel options and choice for passengers.
A new train maintenance and stabling facility near Waurn Ponds Station is needed to support additional services being added on the Geelong Line.
Stabling facilities are a critical part of our rail network – they allow trains to begin service on time each day.
Geelong is Victoria’s fastest growing regional city.
Geelong’s population is expected to grow by almost 50% to approximately 485,000 by 2051, and patronage on the Geelong Line has tripled since the opening of Regional Rail Link in 2015.
The community of Greater Geelong needs a fast, efficient and reliable rail service to support its development as Victoria’s second biggest city. The Geelong Line is the fastest growing and busiest line on the regional rail network.