Curious about the details, especially around Geelong and Bendigo/Echuca improvements.
Regional train lines will get a $1.
- Unspecified $$ for "signalling and station improvements needed to run new trains on the North East line" (what new trains?)
These are welcome developments but sometimes government media people struggle to interpret the facts.You misunderstood what it meant. In stage 1 of the upgrade the avon Bridge will be upgraded as well as the other upgrades. Then an extra money put aside for stage 2 which will include duplicating the bridge for a second track.
The Avon River bridge at Stratford is a case in point - in one part they talk about "duplicating" or "upgrading" it.
It is completely life expired and just needs repacement. If further crossing capacity is required between Sale and Bairnsdale, surely nobody is suggesting that would be managed by way of bridging.
Have just discovered in one of the Youtube videos, a statement that the entire line between Moe and Traralgon will be duplicated.
It will be interesting to see how the Federal Government's role plays out with all this.