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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.

Our projects

Metro Tunnel

The Metro Tunnel

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

Regional Rail Revival

Regional Rail Revival

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

Melbourne Airport Rail

Melbourne Airport Rail will connect Melbourne Airport to all metropolitan and regional rail lines via Sunshine. Learn more about Melbourne Airport Rail

Sunbury Line Upgrade

Sunbury Line Upgrade

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

Western Rail Plan

Western Rail Plan

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

Fast Rail to Geelong

Fast Rail to Geelong

The Victorian Government is investing in detailed planning work and technical investigations to determine a preferred option for fast rail between Melbourne and Geelong. Learn more about Fast Rail to Geelong

Victoria's Big Build

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 prority

Keeping the community safe - responding to coronavirus

Work is continuing safely on Victoria’s Big Build, our biggest transport upgrade ever.

Construction on large-scale public infrastructure projects has been deemed critical under Stage four restrictions, so works will continue, with strict health and safety protocols in place.

Workforce numbers have already been significantly reduced to support directions from the Chief Health Officer.

The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority. Under new restrictions workers on all of Victoria’s Big Build sites are required to wear face coverings unless they meet any of the criteria for exception such as a medical condition or for OH&S guidelines.

Physical distancing measures are in place as well as increased hygiene practices.

Under Stage four restrictions in Melbourne and Stage three restriction in regional Victoria, there is only four reasons to leave your home.

  • Permitted work
  • Exercise
  • Shopping for supplies
  • Care and health care.

There is also a curfew implemented across Melbourne from 8pm to 5am. During these hours you can only leave home for one of the permitted reasons:

  • Work
  • Essential health care and care
  • Safety reasons.

When using public transport or replacement buses for essential reasons:

  • Everyone must wear a mask, unless an exemption applies.
  • 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.