A$518m train line upgrade to benefit western suburbs

Ballarat Line Upgrade 

Ballarat Line Upgrade will enable much-needed extra services during peak times, and trains every 40 minutes off-peak, to service growing communities in Melbourne’s outer west and Ballarat.

What will happen? 

The Ballarat Line Upgrade includes:

  • Stage 1:
    • duplication of 18 kilometres of track between Deer Park West and Melton
    • a new train station at Toolern, between Rockbank and Melton, separately funded by the Victorian Government’s Growth Area Infrastructure Contribution
    • Rockbank station rebuild, including platform extensions, pedestrian link and a new car park
    • an extra track at Wendouree
    • track duplication at Bacchus Marsh
    • relocating stabling facilities from Bacchus Marsh to Maddingley
    • passing loops at Ballan and Millbrook
    • signalling upgrades and track improvements.
  • Stage 2:
    • signalling upgrades
    • track improvements
    • stabling facilities at Ararat

For more information about the upgrade (benefits, current works, etc), please click on the link below:

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