Stage 1 of the Warrnambool Line Upgrade is complete and has delivered a fifth weekday return service between Warrnambool and Melbourne.

Project benefits 


  • Signalling upgrades (trenching, cabling and infrastructure installation) mean more trains can run on the line.
  • The new crossing loop at Boorcan makes it easier for trains to pass each other. This enables a faster recovery from unexpected delays and boosts reliability.
  • 12 level crossing upgrades between Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool with boom gates, bells, flashing lights and improved train detection technology boosts safety for motorists, pedestrians and train passengers.

Level crossing upgrades 

V/Line delivered the level crossing upgrades between Hunts Road in Moriac to Station Road in Garvoc.