- build a new 2.2 km long remote controlled crossing loop at Boorcan to replace the manual crossing arrangements at Camperdown
- new signalling system to replace Train Orders between Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool
- second platform, track and overhead footbridge at Waurn Ponds
- seal 120 existing and provide 90 additional car parks at Waurn Ponds
The above to be completed by late 2021 Both projects packaged as one now to get more market interest and size.
When complete this will allow for the provision of a fifth Weekday return trip to be operated with existing loco hauled stock.
VLP separately will install boom barriers at a further 12 level crossings between Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool by late 2021.
The long promised introduction of V/Locity trains "can" has been kicked down the road yet again, owing to Class 2 track not up to standard . Now yet another business case will examine the track in detail to determine what has to be done to bring it up to a standard to allow V/Locity operation. No doubt not helped by the latest vehicles being heavier than expected . The "Warrnambool Standard" also reports that it is now 900 days since VL trains were announced for the Warrnmabool line after all the lx are fixed . Local Opposition member Roma Britnell pointed out "paving the way for V/Locity trains" is meaningless as it neither syas that they will or will not be running, as no date has still been set.