Victorian (Australia) regional rail revival

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The Australian and Victorian Government has provided an update on the construction timeframes for the AUS$1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival which will upgrade every regional rail line across Victoria.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack and Victorian Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced work has progressed on the unprecedented four-year program to upgrade every regional rail line in Victoria.

Mr McCormack said this was another great step forward for regional passengers. “We heard from communities they wanted more certainty on timing of works on every line and we are pleased to provide an update today on the program schedule. We look forward to seeing the program benefits, which will deliver huge public transport improvements for Victorian passengers, and deliver more than 1,000 jobs during construction,” Mr McCormack said.

The program includes AUS$80 million to duplicate track and other upgrades around Waurn Ponds Station complementing a future duplication from South Geelong to Waurn Ponds. These works are part of the AUS$160 million Geelong Line Upgrade, $30 million of which will also support the corridor preservation for a future link to Armstrong Creek.

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Written by Long Branch Mike