The South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication project will deliver more frequent and reliable services and better stations for passengers on Victoria’s busiest regional rail line.
The project is part of the Australian and Victorian governments’ more than $1 billion investment in the staged upgrade of the Geelong Line.
Other projects include the completed Waurn Ponds Station upgrade and stabling and maintenance facility in Waurn Ponds, which will enable more frequent and reliable services for passengers on Victoria’s busiest regional rail line.
The South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication will enable more services and improved reliability on the Geelong Line.
The project will deliver the critical upgrades needed between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds to enable 5 train services per hour during the peaks and 3 per hour between the peaks for Marshall and Waurn Ponds stations.
The project includes:
The Djilang Alliance, comprising McConnell Dowell, Downer, Arup and WSP Australia, has been appointed to deliver the project.
An online industry briefing session was held in August 2022, detailing opportunities for local contractors and suppliers.
Early works are underway, including the relocation of a Barwon Water pipeline, which will allow key sections of track to be duplicated between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds.
Construction expected to start in late 2022 and completion targeted for late 2024.
The What We Heard report (PDF, 2.3 MB) showcases the feedback and suggestions received during our first round of community consultation undertaken in August 2021.
Further community consultation is underway, including drop-in community information sessions and feedback opportunities via our Have Your Say survey, providing more opportunities for the local community to help inform the final design for the project.