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Victorian Budget 22/23

Switching on the Big Build

The Victorian Government is powering ahead with rail projects right across the state – slashing travel times and supporting thousands of jobs.

Tunnel boring machine (TBM)

The Budget provides $383 million to operate new transport infrastructure delivered as part of the Big Build, including level crossing removals, rail extensions, train station upgrades and road upgrades.

Train timetable service upgrades are being introduced across both regional and metropolitan rail networks following the completion of major projects including the Cranbourne Line Upgrade, the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade, Wyndham Vale corridor upgrades, and the Pakenham level crossing removals.

This funding also includes preparing for day one of the Metro Tunnel, including recruitment and training of train drivers and other critical staff, maintenance of new assets and the development of wayfinding and customer information.

Victorians will experience a more accessible and comfortable public transport network with $158 million for accessibility and safety upgrades at train stations and tram stops, including critical CBD tram stop upgrades to provide better connections and access to the Metro Tunnel when it opens.

Reviewed 29 April 2022


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