The new train maintenance and stabling facility at Waurn Ponds was completed in May 2023. The facility has enabled 31 extended services every week on the Geelong Line between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds.

The new facility has six tracks where VLocity trains can be stored overnight making the extra services possible on Victoria’s busiest regional train line.

The Waurn Ponds stabling facility features:

  • 6 train stabling tracks
  • connections to the main train line
  • signalling and communication systems
  • CCTV and lighting
  • a building to support operations and amenities for staff
  • staff car parking
  • asphalt footpaths and sealed roadways.

Why is train stabling needed at Waurn Ponds?

The community of greater Geelong needs an efficient and reliable rail service to support its development. The Geelong Line is the fastest growing and busiest line on the regional rail network.

Stabling at Waurn Ponds will support planned improvements for the Geelong Line. These include the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication, Geelong Fast Rail and the completed Waurn Ponds Station upgrade.

Project benefits

Stabling at Waurn Ponds will allow more frequent and reliable train services on the line into the future.

The facility will be built in stages. Stage 1 is now complete and included capacity to store and refuel 6 trains.

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