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Ballarat Tramway Upgrades On Track

The historic Ballarat Tramway Museum is on track to be bigger and better with upgrades underway to bring more visitors to the region thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Rolling On With New Jobs For Ballarat

The Victorian Government is supporting local jobs with a new train-building contract with Alstom to design and build 25 new X’Trapolis 2.0 trains in Ballarat. The partnership with Alstom will support around 750 jobs in manufacturing and the supply chain – including a 60 per cent local content quota to support local skilled manufacturing jobs including trainee and apprenticeship positions.

Creating Jobs and Caring for Wendouree

The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs and caring for the people of Wendouree.  The Victorian Budget 2021/22 will support an average of 38,000 jobs every year over the next four years, while also investing in the care, services and infrastructure our community needs. 

Funding for Ballarat Tramway Museum

The much-loved Ballarat Tramway Museum has received $1,200,000 under the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round. Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced funding for the project, which is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to build the things that matter..

Brand-New Trains To Improve Travel And Back Victorian Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver a new fleet of more accessible, reliable and energy efficient trains built locally to create a better public transport network and support jobs in Victoria’s world-class manufacturing sector. The Victorian Budget 2021/2022 will invest $986 million to build 25..

Getting Lydiard Street Back Open Again

The Lydiard Street rail crossing in Ballarat will be upgraded and reopened following detailed development design that will ensure the safety and reliability of the crossing. The Victorian Budget 2021/2022 will invest $10.5 million to reopen the Lydiard Street level crossing safely, with a half-boom barrier..

Building Works Continues With Train Maintenance Blitz

Trains have returned to the Ballarat line following an 11-day maintenance blitz featuring infrastructure renewals as part of works to support Victoria’s economic recovery. The crucial upgrades to the bridge over Ironbark Road, Ingliston and Melton Station were completed during the works as part of..

Free Public Transport For Senior And Carer Card Holders

Senior Victorians and Carer Card holders will be able to enjoy free public transport from 21 to 28 March 2021. Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan and Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll today visited Southern Cross Station to announce the eight days..

More Choices For Victorian Train Passengers

Victorians now have 450 extra train services every week, as the biggest timetable change since the opening of the City Loop comes into place from today. The Andrews Labor Government has added 280 metropolitan and 170 regional services to the network every week, alongside new..

Hundreds of train drivers prepare for more Ballarat line services

More than 300 V/Line train drivers are learning to drive on new infrastructure, in preparation for dozens of extra services to run on the Ballarat line. Drivers are familiarising themselves with key improvements delivered as part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade, including additional tracks, updated..

More Trains Than Ever For The Ballarat Line

Ballarat line passengers will have more travel options than ever before, with 125 new services added to the timetable every week as the Victorian Government’s Ballarat Line Upgrade delivers major improvements to the rail corridor. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today announced as part..