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Murray Basin Rail Project

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

The project will drive economic growth, create jobs and provide a major boost to the transport industry, agricultural sector and regional communities.

The Murray Basin Rail Project involves standardising and increasing axle loading of the rail freight  lines servicing the Murray Basin region in Victoria's north west.

Delivering these transformational upgrades will revitalise the regional freight industry in the Murray Basin region to deliver increasing export volumes to Victoria's ports as cost competitively as possible.

Most importantly, transport logistics costs will be reduced for our industries and primary producers and works will ensure our rail network can meet the future freight demands of our state.

The Victorian Government has committed $220 million to deliver the $440 million project, partnering with the Commonwealth Government to deliver the nationally significant project.

To find out more about the Murray Basin Rail Project please visit V/Line's project website

Page last reviewed on 22 June 2017

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