One Hundredth VLocity Train Hits The Tracks
The one hundredth regional VLocity train hit the tracks on the Waurn Ponds to Southern Cross line today.
The now 100-strong VLocity fleet has travelled millions of kilometres, made tens of thousands of trips and moved millions of passengers since the first service – supporting thousands of high skilled jobs.
The 100th train will be added to V/Line’s growing broad gauge VLocity fleet and provide fast and comfortable journeys across Victoria’s regional rail network.
The entire VLocity fleet has the capacity to move more than 21,000 passengers – the equivalent to moving the entire population of Wangaratta at once.
The Victorian Government provided funding to build an additional 12 new VLocity trains in the 2022/2023 State Budget.
Since 2015, the government has delivered a 40 per cent increase in regional rail services, with V/Line now running more than 2,200 services every week.
These investments are part of the government’s continued commitment to improving public transport for all Victorians – no matter where they live.
Since 2015, the government has invested more than $8 billion in rolling stock and infrastructure - including more than $1.4 billion specifically for VLocity trains - supporting 10,000 local jobs.