And over the past four years, we’ve invested $3.5 billion in regional rail, including $1.7 billion for the Regional Rail Revival, which is transforming every regional passenger line in the state.
This year’s Budget continues our efforts, investing $615 million to deliver reliable and connected public transport for our regional communities.
New VLocity trains
That includes $340 million to build up to 18 new VLocity trains, replacing older trains on some of our busiest regional lines.
More stations and better services
An additional $49.6 million will deliver three new stations in and around Bendigo, alongside planning the including the re-establishment of a station at Harcourt. The Budget will also provide $19 million to improve reliability and punctuality of regional services with stabling and maintenance improvements.
Reviewed 24 May 2019