The Andrews Labor Government has announced that its Regional Rail Revival program will build a new crossing loop, improve signalling and upgrade level crossings along the Warrnambool line.
These upgrades will improve safety, boost reliability and cut the trip between Warrnambool and Melbourne by up to 20 minutes.
Premier Daniel Andrews recently visited the site of works in Warrnambool, where stabling will be upgraded as part of a $114 million upgrade that will pave the way for VLocity trains to travel to Warrnambool for the first time.
Mr Andrews admitted that it wasn’t easy to get these upgrade underway.
“We fought for these upgrades, and now we’re getting on with them to run more trains more often.
“With this massive upgrade, Labor is delivering more jobs, better trains, and more services to Warrnambool.”
The works will also enable a fifth daily return service to Warrnambool – a key component of the Regional Network Development Plan released last year.
Thanks to a $10 million package that had previously been announced earlier this year, work is already underway to upgrade 20 level crossings on the Warrnambool line with lights, bells and boom gates. These works will be completed by the end of the year, allowing speed restrictions to be lifted.
The State Government is also improving Warrnambool Station with 100 new car spaces and a brand new sheltered bus interchange, making it easier for more people to get to the station and catch the train.
The Warrnambool Line Upgrade is part the Andrews Labor Government’s $1.57 billion package of works that will see every major passenger line in regional Victoria upgraded.
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