Rail projects

Rail projects being undertaken across Victoria

City loop station platform

Metro Tunnel

This project will expand the City Loop, enabling major improvements in capacity, reliability and efficiency of train lines serving Melbourne's growth areas.

vline train in motion

Regional Network Development Plan

The Regional Network Development Plan guides the short, medium and long term priorities needed to modernise the network with more track, more train, better facilities and more services.

Cranbourne Pakenham Rail Upgrade - Blackburn Road

Works to transform the Cranbourne Pakenham corridor

The package of works to transform the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines will increase capacity as well as improve reliability on one of Melbourne's busiest rail corridors.

Ballarat Station

Ballarat Line Upgrade

The 2016-17 State Budget includes $518 million to duplicate the Ballarat line to Melton, to increase the frequency of services for the Ballarat region and Melbourne’s outer west.

X'Trapolis train

New trains

The 2016-17 State Budget includes $875 million for the purchase of 28 additional high capacity metro trains and $105.2 million for five additional six-car X’Trapolis trains.

Image showing a domestic grain train near Dunolly

Murray Basin Rail Project

The Murray Basin Rail Project will deliver important upgrades to Victoria's rail freight network to meet the increasing demand for freight services.

Bendigo Station platform

Bendigo Metro Rail Project

Bendigo Metro Rail aims to deliver a commuter train service for Bendigo, with an increased number of services running from Epsom, Eaglehawk and Kangaroo Flat to Bendigo.

Heidelberg Station

Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade

The 2016-17 State Budget includes $140.2 million to duplicate a section of the Hurstbridge Line to enable faster, more frequent and more reliable services for Melbourne’s north east.

DTRS pole

Digital Train Radio System

Digital Train Radio System is the metropolitan train driver communication system that will replace the existing Urban Train Radio System.

Train signalling

Rail system safety improvements

Find out some of the initiatives that help maintain and enhance the safety of infrastructure on the public transport network.

Passengers at a station

Rail feasibility studies

Detailed planning investigations enable the government to understand the feasibility of building new rail lines.

Aerial regional view

Regional Rail Link

Regional Rail Link has increased the size of Victoria's rail network, removing bottlenecks that cause train delays by untangling regional and metropolitan train services as they travel through Melbourne's west into the heart of the city.