Murray Basin Rail Project

The Murray Basin Rail Project involves standardising the rail freight lines servicing the Murray Basin region in the north-west of Victoria. The project will deliver important upgrades to Victoria's rail freight network to meet the increasing demand for freight services. The Murray Basin Rail Project will play an important role in supporting freight mode shift from road to rail, removing around 20,000 truck trips from our roads to the ports.

The Murray Basin Rail Project involves standardising and increasing the axle loading of the rail freight lines in Victoria's Murray Basin region.

Delivering these efficiency improvements will support the freight industry in the Murray Basin region to deliver growing export volumes to Victoria's ports as cost competitively as possible.

Video: Murray Basin Rail Project

The State Government of Victoria hascommitted up to A$220 million to deliver the A$416 million project, partnering with the Commonwealth Government to deliver the nationally significant project.

For more information on the construction and status of the project, visit the Public Transport Victoria website.

Map of the Murray Basin Rail (freight) project

Murray Basin rail map