The Gippsland Line Upgrade includes:

  • a new rail bridge over the Avon River in Stratford (now complete)
  • second platforms and station amenity works at Bunyip, Longwarry, Morwell and Traralgon stations
  • track duplication at Bunyip and Longwarry
  • extension of the Morwell crossing loop
  • level crossing upgrades
  • signalling upgrades
  • drainage structure upgrades along the line.

The project has already delivered benefits, with level crossing upgrades allowing modern VLocity trains to run to Bairnsdale for the first time. Construction of a new rail bridge over the Avon River now allows trains to travel at up to 90km/h, no longer needing to slow to 10km/h in this section.

The Gippsland Line Upgrade will enable much-needed extra off-peak services such as track duplication, a crossing loop extension and second platforms at stations that will provide more opportunities for trains to pass each other.

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