North East Rail Line Upgrade

Improving reliability and ride quality for passengers on North East rail line services

We know improving rail services is important to the communities of North East Victoria.

The North East line upgrade project will:

  • Improve passenger service reliability by upgrading track condition and addressing the main causes of delays
  • Improve ride quality and comfort for travelers by reducing bumps experienced during travel
  • Reduce the causes of major delays that can impact services such as signal failures due to signal wire theft.

The Australian Government has committed $235 million to this project which will upgrade the entire rail line from Melbourne to Albury/Wodonga. The improvements will bring the North East line up to a Victorian Class 2 track performance standard, in line with other long-distance regional rail lines in Victoria.


Keep up to date and let us know your thoughts

We want to know your thoughts and keep you up to date on the project.

  • Sign up via the form below to receive further information on the project.
  • You can also contact us on 1800 732 761 or email
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Community Events

We are committed to working closely with the community and other stakeholders as the North East Line Upgrade project continues.

Drop by one of our regular community pop-up events with questions or feedback about the upgrade or about the Inland Rail Tottenham to Albury project that we are also delivering in North East Victoria. All locations and details can be found here.

All about the work

What improvements have been made and where?

Main works for the North East Rail Line Upgrade are complete.

Explore our interactive project map which details key elements of the upgrade works to learn more about what works have been completed. You can access Frequently Asked Questions and leave comments for the project team.


Who is doing the work?

ARTC is delivering the project on behalf of the Australian and Victorian governments.

We are working closely with Victorian transport agencies including V/Line, Public Transport Victoria, Transport for Victoria and Rail Projects Victoria to deliver the project in support of the Regional Rail Revival program, which is upgrading regional passenger train lines right across Victoria.

Experts from a range of organisations worked with us to prepare, review and validate the scope of works for the North East Line Upgrade project. To ensure upgrades improve train service reliability for passengers, we have:

  • gathered feedback and data from V/Line, Public Transport Victoria, high-tech track recording machines, train drivers, passengers and the community
  • reviewed all factors that delay or disrupt V/Line trains and are targeting works to reduce these impacts and make train services more reliable
  • initiated an independent review of the works, methodology and delivery plan. The review has been undertaken by Monash University’s Institute of Railway Technology and a summary report is available here.



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