|Funding Program:||National Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||TBC - TBC
|Estimated Project Cost:||$4,000,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$2,000,000,000
The project will upgrade the Geelong to Melbourne rail line and signalling, enabling faster rail to Geelong. This will allow services averaging up to 160 kilometres per hour, potentially reducing travel times from one hour to just over half an hour.
Regional commuters will have the opportunity to access fast services on dedicated lines paving the way for faster rail from Geelong.
The project will:
- improve travel times and service reliability
- extend Melbourne’s electrified rail network to Wyndham Vale
- improve passenger rail services
- increase connectivity
The Australian Government has committed $2 billion towards the construction of a faster rail line to Geelong. This funding is to be matched by the Victorian Government.
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Project details last updated: 2/04/2019