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Fast Rail to Geelong

Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city and the second fastest growing city in Australia.

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

The preferred option will maximise benefits of a future Melbourne Airport Rail Link by integrating it with the existing network and unlocking capacity in Melbourne’s booming west and north.

Investigations will focus on these key areas:

  • More frequent and more reliable regional services, including priority investigation of fast rail to Geelong.
  • Dedicated rolling stock capable of speeds in excess of anything currently operating in Victoria.
  • Electrification of services in the fastest growing parts of Victoria, including Wyndham Vale, Melton and Wallan.
  • Developing plans for a rail link to Melbourne Airport, servicing all Victorians via connections to the metropolitan and regional rail network.
  • A new transport superhub at Sunshine to facilitate better integration of rail services.

Reference Group

We are establishing a Geelong Fast Rail Reference Group to provide community input and feedback into the development of the project.  Thanks to all those who have registered their interest.