The Government is investing a further $265 million into the state’s unprecedented pipeline of new and upgraded trains and trams – built and maintained in Victoria for Victorians, supporting thousands of jobs in local manufacturing.
In a boost for regional Victoria, this Budget includes 12 brand-new VLocity trains built and maintained in Victoria for the regional rail network and new stabling facilities at Bairnsdale for Vlocity trains on the Gippsland line.
A further $248 million will be invested in Victoria’s regional rail network to keep people and goods moving, including a package of V/Line organisational improvement projects to support the reliability and efficiency of regional passenger rail operations, and major periodic maintenance and routine maintenance works on freight rail corridors across the state.
We’re delivering $109 million to improve Victoria’s suburban and regional bus services and bus stops, connecting people to education and work and filling gaps in the network.
Suburban and regional train stations will be upgraded to improve accessibility and safety with a $58 million investment, including on the Dandenong and Mernda lines, and at Woodend and Warrnambool. The upgrades will include better signage, new passenger shelters, boarding ramps, CCTV, and bicycle parking facilities.
We're building a public transport system that every Victorian can rely on
Reviewed 29 April 2022