Regional Rail Revival

Regional Rail RevivalThe $1.57b Regional Rail Revival program is a joint initiative of the Australian and Victorian governments and will upgrade stations, signalling and track across Victoria.

Regional Rail Revival is a once in a generation investment that will deliver major upgrades to every regional passenger line in Victoria and create over 1,000 jobs.

Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) is responsible for the planning and implementation of the program on behalf of the State Government of Victoria.

Packages of work

Regional Rail Revival includes the following packages:

Ballarat Line Upgrade ($518 million for Stage 1 and $39 million for Stage 2)

  • Ballarat Line Upgrade Stage 1 construction is already underway with a consortium consisting of Lendlease Engineering, Coleman Rail and SMEC Australia as the construction contractor.
    • Track duplication between Deer Park West and Melton
    • Rockbank station upgrade, platform extensions and new car park
    • Additional platform and pedestrian link at Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Wendouree stations
    • Removal of stabling facilities at Bacchus Marsh and track duplication
    • New stabling facilities at Maddingley
    • Passing loops at Ballan and Millbrook
    • Track duplication at Wendouree
    • Signalling upgrades and track improvements
  • An additional $39 million of funding has been allocated for Stage 2 of the project which includes:
    • Signalling upgrades and track improvements
    • Developing stabling facilities at Ararat

Bendigo Line Upgrade ($91 million)

  • Signalling upgrade from Bendigo to Eaglehawk
  • Signalling upgrade from Bendigo to Epsom
  • Track speed upgrade from Bendigo to Echuca

Geelong Line Upgrade ($110 million)

  • Additional platform and pedestrian link at Waurn Ponds station
  • Armstrong Creek transit corridor planning

Gippsland Line Upgrade ($435 million for Stage 1 and $95 million for Stage 2)

  • Gippsland Line Upgrade Stage 1 includes:
    • Level crossing upgrades
    • Track duplication between Bunyip and Longwarry
    • Additional platform at Bunyip, Longwarry, Morwell and Traralgon stations
    • Upgrade drainage at Morwell River
    • Track duplication between Traralgon and Morwell
    • Track duplication extension near Moe east towards Traralgon
    • Extend Morwell crossing loop
    • Signalling upgrade and relocate stabling facilities at Traralgon
  • Gippsland Line Upgrade Stage 2 includes:
    • Replace the Avon River Bridge

North-East Corridor Upgrade ($140 million)

  • Track improvements to Albury / Wodonga
  • Donnybrook station upgrade
  • Wallan station upgrade
  • Supporting infrastructure for new standard gauge trains

Shepparton Freight Network Planning ($10 million)

  • Identify infrastructure improvements to enhance freight capacity.

Warrnambool Line Upgrade ($114 million)

  • Additional crossing loop on the line (potential locations at Boorcan or Weerite under assessment)
  • Signalling upgrade from Waurn Ponds to Warrnambool
  • Level crossing upgrades

Registrations of Interest

There will be opportunities for private sector involvement in Regional Rail Revival, with opportunities for a range of contractors, designers and suppliers.

To register interest see the Tenders and Service Providers page.