Investment $1.3 billion
The Andrews Labor Government is investing $1.3 billion in rail projects across regional Victoria.
What will the money be used for?
This investment includes:
Ballarat line upgrade project
$518 million for Ballarat line upgrade project, to duplicate the line from Deer Park West to Melton, build additional platforms and introduce new peak services. This project will provide families in Ballarat, Melton and the growing western suburbs with the reliable services they need to get to work and back home again.
Regional rail maintenance
$141 million for regional rail maintenance, and a further $198 million for V/Line to better meet service standards so that our rail infrastructure can deliver reliable services.
Over $186 million for extra services, track and station upgrades on the Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Gippsland, North East, Shepparton and Warrnambool lines.
New VLocity carriages
$280 million for 27 new VLocity carriages, to support extra services.