Work on Stage 2 of the Murray Basin Rail Project is largely complete, with trains running on the Mildura line and the reopened Maryborough to Ararat line. V/Line crews are working to finalise and bed in the track.
The Murray Basin Rail Project has completed extensive community and stakeholder engagement to support the delivery of the project.
Engagement has included a program of community information sessions, briefings, pop ups at regional shows, email and telephone correspondence, a Rail Safety in Schools program, extensive advertising, community notices and construction communications, use of roadside VMS boards, and industry workshops.
The Murray Basin Rail Project will drive economic growth, create jobs and provide a major boost to the transport industry, agricultural sector and regional communities. It will improve rail freight services and reduce the costs of moving freight.
The project is being delivered in a number of stages, which are outlined in the map below.
Dunolly to Yelta, Ouyen to Murrayville, and Maryborough to Ararat – gauge conversion and upgrade works.
Maryborough to Manangatang, and Korong Vale to Sea Lake – gauge conversion and upgrade works.
Gheringhap to Warrenheip – gauge conversion and upgrade works.
Gheringhap to Warrenheip
Gauge conversion and upgrade works on freight lines from Gheringhap to Warrenheip.