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Upgrading regional rail

Regional rail is vital to connecting our country communities.

Regaional train at station

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

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