“Arup will bring a highly experienced team to the consortium to undertake all the rail infrastructure, architectural and stations design and provide specialist environmental, sustainability and rail assurance advice,” Liam said.
“We are proud to be working with Rail Projects Victoria and looking forward to supporting local communities.”
The major works package includes:
second platforms and station amenity works at Bunyip, Longwarry and Morwell stations
reactivating the second platform at Traralgon Station
extending the Morwell crossing loop
duplicating track, and
upgrading level crossings and signalling.
The second platform at Morwell Station has been redesigned after consultation with Latrobe City Council and the local community to improve connectivity with the bus interchange and reduce impacts to car parking.
The project will improve train services’ reliability and frequency, with Traralgon trains able to travel every 40-minutes between the peaks.
The Gippsland Line Upgrade is targeted for completion in late 2022. It is being delivered as part of the $4 billion Regional Rail Revival program, which is upgrading every regional passenger rail line in Victoria and creating 3,000 jobs.