Ballarat Line Upgrade

The Victorian Government is upgrading the Ballarat line to deliver more trains and better reliability for Melbourne's outer western suburbs, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Ballarat.

The $518 million upgrade 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 early 2018, 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
  • upgrading Rockbank station and extending platforms, constructing a new pedestrian link between platforms and building a new car park
  • new stabling facilities
  • a five kilometre passing loop at Ballan
  • a four kilometre Spreadeagle passing loop, near 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 14 June 2017

Global menu Back to Top