Video Transcript: Regional Network Development Plan

[Title: The Regional Network Development Plan]

[Vision: Zoom out on graphic of Victoria showing major regional rail lines]

Voiceover: The plan guides the short, medium and long term priorities to create a modern regional public transport network.

We're starting work straight away.

[Vision: Further zoom out on graphic of Victoria with annotated box on top right showing a list of network wide improvements]

Some of the key projects being delivered under the plan include:

  • investment in network-wide improvements including an additional 27 VLocity carriages
  • planning for next generation trains
  • widespread maintenance works
  • improvements for stations
  • bus stops and coach interchanges; and
  • future network planning.

[Vision: Pans left to focus on Barwon South West region with annotated box showing list of Barwon South West network improvements]

For the Barwon South West region:

  • additional services for Geelong
  • improved Waurn Ponds services on weekends, and an extra Sunday service to Warrnambool
  • bus service improvements for the Bellarine Peninsula
  • improvements to Marshall and North Shore stations
  • carpark improvements at Lara and Marshall stations
  • a fourth return service between Geelong and Warrnambool on weekdays; and
  • planning work for track duplication between South Geelong and Waurn Ponds.

[Vision: Pans up to focus on Grampians region with annotated box showing list of Grampians network improvements]

For the Grampians region:

  • upgrading the Ballarat line
  • additional services from Melbourne to Ballarat
  • improvements for Ballarat and Horsham coach interchanges and bus stops
  • additional return service Ballarat to Maryborough on weekdays; and
  • extra carparks for Wendouree station.

[Vision: Pans up to focus on Loddon Mallee region with annotated box showing list of Loddon Mallee network improvements]

For the Loddon Mallee region:

  • additional services for Melbourne to Bendigo
  • upgrade Bendigo and Eaglehawk stations
  • upgrade Woodend, Gisborne and Kyneton station carparks
  • upgrade bus stops in Mildura, Echuca and Bendigo; and
  • planning for future service improvements for Bendigo.

[Vision: Pans right and down to focus on Hume region with annotated box showing list of Hume network improvements]

For the Hume region:

  • rolling stock improvements and planning for the North East line
  • Seymour to Shepparton service extensions each day
  • upgrade of Wallan and Kilmore east carpark facilities
  • bike facilities at major stations
  • extra shelter at major bus stops in Shepparton; and
  • an upgrade of the Seymour coach interchange.

[Vision: Pans right and down to focus on Gippsland region with annotated box showing list of Gippsland network improvements]

For the Gippsland region:

  • additional services from Melbourne to Traralgon
  • bus service improvements for La Trobe valley
  • coach interchange upgrades in Wonthaggi, Leongatha, Anderson, and Koo Wee Rup
  • upgrade bus stop signage in Bairnsdale and Sale
  • investigate increased car park capacity at Morwell, Moe and Traralgon stations; and
  • planning for upgrades on the Gippsland line.

[Vision: Zoom out on graphic of Victoria showing major regional rail lines]

The regional plan will improve services and infrastructure across Victoria to create a reliable, accessible and safe network so that our regions continue to thrive.

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To learn more about the plan, visit transport.vic.gov.au/rndp