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Better journeys for passengers in growing Gippsland communities

Passengers are catching trains from new second platforms at Bunyip and Longwarry stations after a major construction blitz in Victoria’s Gippsland region.

New infrastructure between Pakenham and Drouin delivered as part of the Gippsland Line Upgrade was made ready for service in May and June while coaches replaced trains.

More than 575 crew members worked a total of 85,000 hours, carrying out complex signalling work, safety testing and driver training.

The new second platforms at Bunyip and Longwarry have improved journeys for passengers and provide V/Line with more operational flexibility, boosting reliability.

More than 4.2 kilometres of new rail, 6800 tonnes of ballast and 1830 concrete sleepers were installed to complete the duplicated track at the stations.

At Bunyip, 30 new car parking spaces have opened, delivered as part of the Victorian Government’s Car Parks for Commuters program.

It comes after the new elevated Pakenham Station and brand-new East Pakenham Station delivered by Level Crossing Removal Project opened to passengers.

East Pakenham Station improves reliability for metropolitan and regional train services by allowing Metro and V/Line trains to cross over and bypass each other, minimising congestion and delays.

Learn more about the Gippsland Line Upgrade by heading to the website.