Gippsland Line Upgrade
The Victorian Government is investing $435 million to upgrade the Gippsland line.
The Gippsland Line Upgrade will deliver more trains more often, a safer more reliable journey, and pave the way for more services.
About the project
The Gippsland Line Upgrade includes:
- duplicating track and building a new second platform at Bunyip and Longwarry stations
- upgrading 20 level crossing detection devices
- extending track duplication near Moe further East towards Traralgon
- improving drainage at Morwell River
- extending the crossing loop at Morwell
- a new second platform at Morwell Station
- duplicating 9km track between Morwell and Traralgon
- installing modern rail signalling and building a new second platform at Traralgon Station
- relocating train stabling at Traralgon
The number of people choosing to live along the Gippsland rail line is growing, with Warragul being one of Victoria's fastest growing regional centres and Drouin, Traralgon and Bairnsdale also set to grow.
To deliver the Gippsland Line Upgrade, a local project office will be established in the Latrobe Valley.
The upgrade will enable more frequent and reliable rail services for these growing communities and create 400 construction jobs.
Extending and duplicating track along the line will provide more places for trains to pass, helping services recover more quickly from delays and boosting reliability.
More modern signalling and level crossing detection devices will improve safety for motorists and service punctuality for passengers.
- Gippsland Line Upgrade fact sheet Gippsland Line Upgrade Factsheet (PDF 1206.52 KB)
- Gippsland Line Upgrade project map Gippsland Line Upgrade Line Map (PDF 132 KB)
For more information about the Gippsland Line Upgrade email the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 800 007.
Page last reviewed on 30 April 2017