Regional Rail Link
Regional Rail Link is...
Coaches to replace trains on the Geelong line
Coaches will replace trains between Southern Cross Station and Geelong from the evening of 28 August through to the last service on 31 August, while Regional Rail Link works take place. Timetables and further travel details can be found on the V/Line website.
New dedicated track for regional services
Bendigo and Ballarat lines are now running on new dedicated track between Sunshine and Southern Cross Station after the completion of a several week closure for Regional Rail Link works.
Ballarat and Bendigo line changes
Ballarat and Bendigo trains now use the new Regional Rail Link tracks from Sunshine to Southern Cross Station. The Public Transport Victoria website has details of the new timetables and how to plan your travel as these services will no longer stop at North Melbourne.
About the project
Regional Rail Link is a landmark award-winning infrastructure project designed to remove major bottlenecks in Victoria's rail network. By mid-2014, the majority of works requiring major rail closures will be complete. The project will be completed in early 2015. Find answers to frequently asked questions.
New stations in growing suburbs
Two new railway stations are being built along the new alignment. The Wyndham Vale and Tarneit railway stations will open next year, as train services will commence progressively on the new Regional Rail Link line in 2015.
We have developed case studies which show some of the ways we have worked with local communities along the rail corridor during construction. Find out how we have supported the North Melbourne Lost Dogs Home, implemented a Community Identity Program, protected indigenous cultural heritage and more.