Removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne
The $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival program is a joint initiative of the Australian and Victorian governments to upgrade stations, signalling and rail tracks across Victoria.
The once in a generation investment will improve the reliability of the regional public transport network, enhance the passenger experience and support local economies.
The program will see major upgrades across every regional passenger line in Victoria, creating more than 1,000 jobs.
The Regional Rail Revival includes:
- Ballarat Line Upgrade - construction is already underway, and this project will enable more trains and improved reliability for Melbourne’s outer western suburbs, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Ballarat. A consortium involving Lendlease, Coleman Rail and SMEC is the successful construction contractor for this upgrade.
- Gippsland Line Upgrade - major upgrades between Pakenham and Traralgon including duplication of track between Bunyip and Longwarry, and a new Avon River Bridge in Stratford.
- Warrnambool Line Upgrade - a new crossing loop, upgraded track and level crossings, and improved signalling to enable an additional daily return service and pave the way for VLocity trains to Warrnambool.
- Geelong Line Upgrade - an additional platform and pedestrian link at Waurn Ponds Station, and planning for the Armstrong Creek transit corridor.
- Bendigo and Echuca Line Upgrade - signalling upgrades from Bendigo to Eaglehawk and Bendigo to Epsom to deliver a metro-style train service in this section, as well as a track upgrade to enable faster Echuca trains as well as an extra daily return service.
- North East Corridor Upgrade - track improvements and station upgrades on the North East Line, paving the way for new standard gauge train services to Albury.
- Shepparton Corridor Upgrade - separately funded by the Victorian Government, a stabling upgrade will enable a fifth return service by 2019, while track and signalling work, platform extensions and upgrades to 54 level crossings will enable faster VLocity trains to Shepparton for the first time. Project also includes a business case to finalise the scope and cost to deliver nine daily return services.
Delivering better train travel for regional Victorians
The Regional Rail Revival is being delivered by Rail Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.
West Gate Tunnel
A vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge to free up traffic and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets in Melbourne’s west
North East Link
Victoria's biggest ever road project - connecting the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Removing bottlenecks on the Hurstbridge line and improving the frequency and reliability of services
Airport Rail Link
Connecting Melbourne Airport to all metropolitan and regional rail lines via Sunshine
High Speed Rail to Geelong
Investigating a preferred option for a high speed rail link between Melbourne and Geelong
M80 Ring Road Upgrade
We’re making Melbourne’s freeway network safer and less congested by upgrading the M80 Ring Road from the Princes Freeway to the Greensborough Highway.
Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Cranbourne Line Upgrade
Doubling services on the Cranbourne line with trains every 10 minutes during peak
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
We’re planning for the duplication of Barwon Heads Road to improve traffic flow and safety and provide for future growth in the surrounding area.
South Gippsland Highway - Koonwarra
Realigning the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan
Upgrading Western Victoria's key transport corridor, making journeys safer and quicker.
Bacchus Marsh traffic improvements
We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with the Halletts Way Interchange Project and the Gisborne Road / Holts Lane Intersection Upgrade.