Major Contract

Shepparton Line Upgrade Stage Three

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Shepparton Line Upgrade Stage Three

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.

Stage Three scope comprises:

  • signalling upgrades between Seymour and Shepparton, enabling nine weekday return services, and
  • track upgrades between Seymour and Shepparton, enabling speeds of up to 130 kilometres per hour.

The expanded loop and stabling facility works previously included in the Stage Three scope of works were brought into Stage Two following a decision by the Federal Government in August 2021.

Key Dates

2022 Expected Construction Commencement
Sep 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

Federal Government
Victorian Government

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
Related contracts:
Stage One
Successful Tenderer - V/Line (delivery partner)

Stage Two
Successful Tenderer - Joint venture of Coleman Rail and KBR

PROJECT HISTORY

Oct 2020 The Federal Government allocated $320 million for Stage Three.
Nov 2020 The Victorian Government allocated $400 million towards Stage Three. This funding included the $320 million provided by the Federal Government.
May 2021 The 2021-22 Victorian Budget indicated the estimated project completion as fourth quarter of FY2023-24.
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.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Rail
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Victoria | National |
Resources
Project pages
Shepparton Line Upgrade