Major Contract

Shepparton Line Upgrade Stage Two

Under Delivery
Shepparton Line Upgrade Stage Two

Shepparton Line Upgrade will deliver more frequent and reliable services, and will allow new VLocity trains on the Shepparton Line. The project is being delivered in three stages.

The already completed Stage One saw 10 extra train services added between Melbourne and Shepparton weekly. Work included:

  • a stabling upgrade at Shepparton Station, and
  • 29 extra coach services between Shepparton and Seymour.

Stage Two work includes:

  • platform extensions at Mooroopna, Murchison East and Nagambie stations
  • a crossing loop extension near Murchison East
  • 59 level crossing upgrades between Donnybrook and Shepparton
  • stabling to house new VLocity trains
  • a business case to finalise the scope and costs for delivering Stage Three, and
  • the expanded loop and stabling facility works (previously included in the Stage Three scope of works).

Key Dates

Mar 2019 EOIs Open
May 2019 EOIs Close
2020 Contract Award
2020 Construction Commencement

Funding contributions

Victorian Government

The Victorian Government's commitments for Stage One and Two total $356 million.


Procuring Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
Successful Tenderer: Coleman Rail and KBR, in an Alliance with Rail Projects Victoria and V/Line
Procurement note:

The project was packaged as three stages. See Related Contracts for Stage One and Two construction partners.

Related contracts:
Stage One
Successful Tenderer - V/Line (delivery partner)


Oct 2018 Victorian Government announced that V/Line is delivering the Stage One works on behalf of Rail Projects Victoria.
Feb 2019 The Victorian and Federal Governments announced that Expressions of Interest (EOIs) were open for the remaining stages of the upgrade. EOIs were due by 16 May.
Oct 2019 Rail Projects Victoria announced VicConnect, and a Coleman Rail and KBR joint venture for the Shepparton Corridor Upgrade Stage Two.
Sep 2020 The joint venture of Coleman Rail and KBR was named the preferred bidder for Stage Two of the Shepparton Line Upgrade. Construction is expected to begin later in the year, completing in late 2022.
Oct 2020 The Federal Government allocated $320 million in for Stage Three of the project.
Nov 2020 The Victorian Government allocated $400 million towards the project. This funding includes the $320 million provided by the Federal Government and will be expended within the forward estimates and beyond.
May 2021 2021-22 Victorian Budget indicated the estimated construction completion as second quarter of FY2022-23.
Aug 2021 The Federal Government announced the delivery of works previously flagged as part of Shepparton Line Upgrade Stage Three will be brought forward into the scope of the Shepparton Line Upgrade Stage Two. The successful contractors delivering Stage Two – Coleman Rail and KBR, in an Alliance with Rail Projects Victoria and V/Line – will deliver the expanded loop and stabling facility works previously included in the Stage Three scope of works. The signalling and track upgrade works between Seymour and Shepparton as part of Stage Three will be procured separately, subject to planning and environmental approvals.
Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
Victoria | National |
Project pages
Shepparton Line Upgrade