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Governments of Australia and state of Victoria to invest in Regional Rail Revival project [free access]

July 6, 2020

The Government of Australia and the state government of Victoria have announced plans to provide over AUD300 million as additional funding for the Regional Rail Revival project. These funds will be invested in procuring a modernised electronic train ordering system for Bendigo and Echuca Line, thus increasing the number of services and improving safety. With this announcement, the total investment in the project has exceeded AUD2 billion.

 

The Regional Rail Revival project aims at upgrading multiple rail lines in Victoria. The project is being managed by Rail Projects Victoria. Under this project, the Bendigo and Echuca Line upgrade is a key sub-project. This project aims at upgrading the tracks and signalling system, modifying level crossings, and developing new stations.

 

(1 AUD [Australian Dollar] = 0.69 USD)