Construction of the new Avon River bridge finished 3 months ahead of schedule in 2020. Trains now travel along the new structure at up to 90km/h, instead of slowing down to 10 km/h.
We have upgraded level crossings between Sale and Bairnsdale. This allowed VLocity trains to run to and from Bairnsdale for the first time. We have also upgraded drainage structures along the line, improving reliability.
Upgrades between Pakenham and Traralgon now underway will allow extra daily services during quieter periods between Traralgon and Melbourne.
We will keep passengers and the community updated via information sessions, letterbox drops, e-newsletters, advertising, website updates, Facebook, Instagram and station pop-ups.