Western Rail Plan

Investigating high-capacity rail for our regional cities and growing western suburbs.

Overview

The Western Rail Plan sets out a range of objectives needed to deliver a faster, high-capacity rail network servicing our growing outer suburbs and regional cities.

The plan is supported by a $130 million investment from the Victorian and Australian governments for detailed engineering and design work, which is being undertaken by Rail Projects Victoria alongside the planning for Melbourne Airport Rail.

Significant progress has already been made in this space, with the Australian and Victorian governments announcing:

  • the preferred route for Melbourne Airport Rail, and
  • stage one of Geelong Fast Rail.

Transforming Victoria’s rail network in the growing west requires staged investments across the medium and long-term to maximise benefits to passengers and increase capacity in the network.

It is essential that these complex and interrelated investments are planned and sequenced carefully to ensure the best network and passenger outcomes are achieved.

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Rail Projects Victoria is leading the planning and investigation works for the Western Rail Plan. Rail Projects Victoria also oversees the delivery of the Metro Tunnel, Melbourne Airport Rail and Regional Rail Revival projects.

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