Ballarat Line Upgrade

Ballarat Line Upgrade early works

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.

Construction started in October 2017 while upgrades to stations and track duplication will start in 2018, with the project to be completed by late 2019.

Project updates

Wendouree Station

Wendouree station

A major upgrade will create enough space for trains to pass each other at Wendouree station for the first time.

Bacchus March station

Bacchus Marsh

Duplicating three kilometres of track between Bacchus Marsh station and the future Maddingley stabling will provide more space for trains to pass each other.

Rockbank sign

Toolern station

Have your say about the Planning Scheme Amendment for the new Toolern station.

Regional Rail Revival

We are seeking registrations of interest to deliver works for the aspects of the $1.57 billion Regional Rail Revival.

Project video

The project includes duplication of 18 kilometres of track, new and upgraded stations, new stabling facilities, and new passing loops