Sunbury Line Upgrade

Enabling more modern trains to run on the line, creating room for 113,000 more passengers every week



2023scheduled completion

113,000passenger capacity increase


The Sunbury Line Upgrade will maximise the benefits of the Metro Tunnel Project, allowing trains to run more frequently and carry more passengers.

A combination of power upgrades and platform extensions is needed to enable High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMTs) to run on the line, which will create room for 113,000 more passengers every week during peak.

These upgrades will ensure the new, high-capacity trains can reliably run all the way from Cranbourne and Pakenham to Sunbury – linked through the CBD by the Metro Tunnel.

The Sunbury Line Upgrade will deliver:

  • Gap Road level crossing removal in a partnership with the Level Crossing Removal Project
  • Power upgrades between Sunbury and the Metro Tunnel entrance near South Kensington Station
  • Platform extensions at 10 stations between Sunbury and Footscray
  • Wheelchair boarding platforms at 8 stations
  • Train stabling upgrades at Sunbury, Calder Park and Watergardens.

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The Sunbury Line Upgrade is being delivered by Rail Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.

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