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Frankston to Baxter Rail Upgrade

Funding Program:National Rail Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Rail
Australian Government Contribution:$225,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Frankston City Council,Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
State:VIC

Project Description

The project will duplicate and electrify 8 kilometres of the Stony Point Rail Line from Frankston to Baxter.

Benefits

The Stony Point Rail Line is a 31 kilometre single-track non-electrified rail line that connects Frankston to Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula. At present, metropolitan electric trains operate between Melbourne and Frankston on an electrified double track. However, diesel trains operate less frequently between Frankston and Stony Point. The majority of the Mornington Peninsulas population is located south of Frankston. This requires lengthy bus connections to Frankston for people needing to access Melbourne.

The project will enable high capacity, metropolitan electric trains to operate from Frankston to Baxter. This will increase capacity, reduce travel times and improve service reliability.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $225 million to the project.

Timetable

The Australian Government is working to finalise implementation arrangements for the project with the Victorian Government.

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Project details last updated: 24/09/2018