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Geelong Fast Rail

Funding Program:National Rail Program
Status:Not started
Transport Mode:Rail
Estimated Project Cost:$4,000,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$2,000,000,000
State:VIC

Project Description

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.

Benefits

Upgrade the track (including alignment and electrification), signalling and train control systems to enable faster trains to run more efficiently and improve passenger services. Enabling more commuters to travel along the rail corridor will also take pressure off the road corridor.

Funding

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.

Timetable

TBC

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Project details last updated: 31/10/2019