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.
Construction started in October 2017 while upgrades to stations and track duplication will start next year, with the project to be completed by late 2019.
Construction work has started at Hopkins Road in Rockbank and site investigations are underway between Deer Park West and Melton.
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.
The project includes duplication of 18 kilometres of track, new and upgraded stations, new stabling facilities, and new passing loops