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Ballarat Line Upgrade

The Australian and Victorian governments are upgrading the Ballarat line to deliver more trains and improved reliability for Melbourne's outer western suburbs, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Ballarat.

The project will enable much needed extra services in the morning and afternoon peak, plus a train every 40 minutes off-peak for these growing communities.

Major construction will commence in late 2017, with a target completion date of late 2019.

The Ballarat Line Upgrade includes:

  • duplication of 18 kilometres of track between Deer Park West and Melton
  • additional platforms at Bacchus Marsh and Ballan stations, with new pedestrian links between platforms
  • upgrading Rockbank station and extending platforms, constructing a new pedestrian link between platforms and building a new car park
  • new stabling facilities at Maddingley, and the removal of stabling facilities at Bacchus Marsh
  • a five kilometre passing loop at Ballan
  • a four kilometre passing loop, at Millbrook, making it possible to close the existing Bungaree loop and remove five level crossings
  • duplication of three kilometres of track east of Warrenheip Junction.

This project is being delivered by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority.

For more information and project updates, visit the Ballarat Line Upgrade website.

Page last reviewed on 1 September 2017

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