Rail Projects Victoria is the Victorian Government body responsible for the delivery of Melbourne Airport Rail, the Metro Tunnel Project, Regional Rail Revival, and the Western Rail Plan.
Construction is underway on the Metro Tunnel which will untangle the City Loop, and benefit train lines across the network. Visit the Metro Tunnel website
The Regional Rail Revival program is upgrading every regional passenger train line in Victoria, and is a joint initiative of the Australian and Victorian governments. Visit the Regional Rail Revival website
Melbourne Airport Rail will connect Melbourne Airport to all metropolitan and regional rail lines via Sunshine. Learn more about Melbourne Airport Rail
The Sunbury Line Upgrade will enable more modern trains to run on the line, creating room for 113,000 more passengers every week. Learn more about Sunbury Line Upgrade
Planning for projects including electrification to Melton and Wyndham Vale, increased capacity between Sunshine and the CBD, and major investment in the Geelong and Ballarat line. Learn more about Western Rail Plan
Victoria's Big Build
Victoria’s Big Build continues in winter. Major works taking place between May and August 2020 include:
- Building an underground pedestrian connection between Flinders Street Station and the new Town Hall Station to help connect the Metro Tunnel to the existing train network
- Upgrading the Sunbury Line with new signalling and overhead wiring
Major works to remove some of Melbourne’s most dangerous and congested level crossings on the Frankston and Upfield lines will also take place.
Over the next few months, you’ll see early works start on Victoria’s biggest road project, North East Link. Road works ramp up across the state with the demolition of an overpass on the Princes Freeway, Werribee and upgrades to the West Gate Freeway, Monash Freeway and M80 Ring Road.
For a full list of winter disruptions, visit Victoria's Big Build.
Safety is our key priority
We are doing our part to help reduce the risk of infection and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Victorian community.
The health and safety of our workers and the community is our priority as we continue to deliver Victoria’s Big Build, emphasising physical distancing measures in line with current health advice.We have strict measures in place to protect the safety of our construction workforce, including cleaning of shared spaces and touchpoints, provision of personal protective equipment, physical distancing, hygiene and staggered shifts.
Stay safe by maintaining good hygiene, keeping your distance from others and if you feel unwell stay home. For those who need to travel, there may be some disruptions that will affect your journey. Extra cleaning is being carried out on all bus replacement services to keep passengers and staff safe. All services, stops and stations are being disinfected and sanitised every day.
Commuters are being asked to practice good hygiene while using public transport. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after you travel. Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow. If you are unwell, stay at home.
Passengers are being reminded to keep their distance where they can and try travelling outside peak times when less people are using the network. When using escalators, try to stand four steps away from the person in front and avoid walking up or down.
For more information and advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.