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Improvements delivered on $400M Shepparton Line Upgrade

Improvements delivered on $400M Shepparton Line Upgrade

Track improvements in Nagambie and Wahring have been delivered as part of the $400 million Stage Three Shepparton Line Upgrade project, in Northern Victoria.

Crews have replaced more than 13 kilometres of ageing wooden track with 15,000 new concrete sleepers, while adding more than 35,000 tonnes of new ballast along the line. Further improvements included rebuilding the track through four level crossings in Wahring, which followed previous upgrades made to a 26-kilometre section late last year.

Stage Three of the Shepparton Line Upgrade will enable faster and more frequent services. The third stage of the project will deliver signalling upgrades between Seymour and Shepparton to allow nine weekday return services; track upgrades between Seymour and Shepparton to allow trains to travel faster.

It will also deliver an expanded stabling for VLocity trains to support more services, as well as a further 1.1km extension of the Murchison East crossing loop to allow a 1200 metre freight train and two six-car VLocity trains to pass each other.


 

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The Shepparton Line Upgrade has already brought modern and accessible VLocity trains to Shepparton for the first time, upgraded stations at Mooroopna, Murchison East and Nagambie, and delivered extra services.

Acciona Rail and KBR are delivering Stage Three as part of an alliance with the Regional Rail Revival and V/Line.

Signalling design work is continuing to allow more trains to run on the line when the project is complete.

Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King said the upgrade project would help to increase the accessibility, efficiency and capability of the local public transport network.

“The Goulburn Valley is a fantastic place to live, work and study, and the Shepparton Line Upgrade is making it even better by improving rail transport in the region for passengers,” King said.

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