Ballarat Line Upgrade
The Australian and Victorian governments are upgrading the Ballarat line to deliver more trains and improved reliability for Melbourne's outer western suburbs, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Ballarat.
The project will enable much needed extra services in the morning and afternoon peak, plus a train every 40 minutes off-peak for these growing communities.
Major construction will commence in late 2017 with a target completion date of late 2019.
Preferred bidder selected
The consortium of Lendlease Engineering, Coleman Rail and SMEC Australia has been selected as the preferred bidder to build the Ballarat Line Upgrade, following a competitive evaluation process.
EPBC Act referral
An EPBC Act referral was required to assess whether the Ballarat Line Upgrade is likely to have a significant impact on matters of National Environmental significance.
The project includes duplication of 18 kilometres of track, station upgrades, new stabling facilities, and new passing loops