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Gippsland Rail Line Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2018 - Late 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$435,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$418,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Baw Baw Shire Council,Cardinia Shire Council,East Gippsland Shire Council,Wellington Shire Council,Latrobe City Council
State:VIC

Project Description

The project will upgrade the Gippsland Rail Line, including track, signalling and 28 level crossing upgrades.  The Gippsland Rail Line Upgrade will also deliver second platforms at Bunyip, Longwarry, Morwell and Traralgon stations; duplicate the track between Bunyip and Longwarry, and sections near Moe, Morwell and Traralgon; deliver signalling upgrades at Traralgon; relocate the stabling facilities at Traralgon; and extend the crossing loop at Morwell.

Benefits

The project will improve passenger rail services on the Gippsland Rail Line.

Funding

The Australian Government is contributing $418 million to the project and the Victorian Government $17 million.

Timetable

Early works to upgrade the Gippsland Rail Line commenced in March 2018.  The project is expected to be fully complete in late 2022.

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Project details last updated: 6/06/2018