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V/Line trains are now using the new Maribyrnong River rail bridge.

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.

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.

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.

Anderson Rd level crossings removed

We have removed two level crossings in Sunshine, one on the Ballarat line and one on the Bendigo, Sunbury and freight lines, improving traffic flow and safety on Anderson Road, and helping to alleviate congestion in the area.

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.

Footscray station works almost done

Over the next couple of months we will be doing minor works to complete the upgrade to Footscray railway station. Upon completion, the station will be transformed into a modern transport interchange with capacity to manage thousands of metropolitan and regional customers daily.

Case studies

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.

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Page last reviewed 21 July 2014
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