Works are now complete on the Waurn Ponds Station Upgrade, allowing passengers to benefit from more frequent and reliable train services. The new tracks will help ensure a faster commute for people living nearby as well as those traveling into Warrnambool city via this route.

The works will allow for commissioning and critical safety testing to take place later this year, which is vital in understanding and hopefully preventing any future accidents.

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The upgrade of the Waurn Ponds Station has been completed.

With this upgrade, locals will have a better entrance to the station and more than 200 new parking spaces. The project also includes improved security measures as well. 

To provide better access for passengers, an elevated pedestrian bridge was built next to the station.

The construction of the second platform is set to be completed in early 2022, with line marking and seating installation.

The final 50-metre section of rail is being installed, and then it will all be ready for passengers. More than 2000 sleepers have already been laid down in preparation to bring this massive project right up next door.

The work on the new train stabling and maintenance facility is going great. The major earthworks have also continued at the site, which will allow t tracks installation this year.

The work on this project has been proceeding well, with crews having since installed drainage and started to build a new track that will link the main line up into Waurn Ponds.

A $511 million investment across the Warrnambool Rail Line is being led by the Australian Government and Victorian Government, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce.

After safety inspections are completed this year, Jacinta Allan, the Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure, says a new forecourt and drop-off zone will be open to the public.

The Waurn Ponds Station Upgrade is one of many major infrastructure projects being delivered by the Morrison Government across regional Victoria, according to Senator Sarah Henderson.


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