$4.8M Seymour and Shepparton rail upgrade competed

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The $4.8 million level crossing works along the Seymour and Shepparton lines have now been completed by over 200 V/Line staff and contractors.

The project involved the removal of sections of road, track maintenance, signal upgrades, as well as repairs for some platforms.

The project also included the construction of the rail milling along the Seymour line, as part of the Andrews Labour Government’s $2.7 billion building works program.

More than 90 local businesses are set to benefit from the works, which aimed to deliver safer and more reliable services around the region.

The Minister for Public Transport, Ben Carroll, said the upgrades were a big boost for employment and businesses in the community.

“At a time where our economy continues to recover from the global pandemic, we’ll continue to support local jobs – and it’s great to see businesses around Donnybrook and Wallan benefit from our upgrades,” he said.

Both the Donnybrook and Wallan stations also received upgrades, with platforms extensions, greater access to car parks and more access to train doors.

The station upgrades were presented as part of the Regional Rail Revival program, a $4 billion investment by the Australian and Victorian governments which aims to upgrade every regional rail line throughout Victoria.

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