Regional Rail Revival is a $1.5 billion package of works that will deliver improvements for every regional passenger line in Victoria - delivering key elements of Victoria's Regional Network Development Plan.
The package includes:
- $530 million for the Gippsland line including $435 million for major upgrades between Pakenham and Traralgon and $95 million to replace the Avon River Bridge
- $110 million to fund Waurn Ponds duplication project (stage 1), which includes the reservation of a transit corridor for Armstrong Creek
- $114 million for the Warrnambool line to upgrade track and signalling to enable new VLocity trains to operate
- $140 million for track, signalling and station improvements on the North-East line, paving the way for better services and rolling stock to Albury-Wodonga
- An extra $39 million for stage 2 of the $518-million Ballarat line upgrade, delivering better services for Ararat and Maryborough
- $91 million in upgrades to run faster trains, an extra daily service to Echuca and delivery of Bendigo Metro stage 2 with more services to Epsom and Eaglehawk
- $10 million to ensure the benefits from improvements to passenger services on the Shepparton line are shared with freight services
- An extra $20 million for the $440 million Murray Basin Rail Project.