Buses replace trains

Buses will be called in to enable work on the Victorian Regional Rail Link project to continue

Buses replace trains
Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder

Buses will replace some train services in Victoria later this month as the most complex signalling works are undertaken on the Regional Rail Link project.

To enable the works to take place, buses will replace trains on the Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton and Seymour lines from June 28 to July 15 and on the Albury and interstate lines from June 21 to July 10.

Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder says the works are critical to bringing the benefits of the Regional Rail Link project to commuters.

"These works will be the most complex signalling activities undertaken in Victoria for some time, and will complete the track, civil and overhead works between North Melbourne and Southern Cross Station required for Regional Rail Link," he says.

"It’s exciting to see the progress being made on the Regional Rail Link project because the benefits for V/Line customers will be immense."

Mulder says the reliability improvements would be, in part, thanks to important travel changes for the Ballarat and Bendigo lines that would commence after the July school holiday works.

 "The Regional Rail Link project is well under budget and ahead of time and we are on track to commence the new regional services in the first quarter of 2015."

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