Bendigo and Echuca are set to benefit from faster and more frequent train services as part of a $300 million regional rail funding boost from the Victorian and Federal governments.
The extra funding for the Bendigo and Echuca Line Upgrade will help to deliver a modernised electronic train ordering system – the first of its kind in Victoria – enabling faster and more frequent services to Echuca and more services between Epsom, Eaglehawk and Bendigo.
The new train ordering system will triple the number of week-day return services to Echuca, delivering an additional daily service than previously committed and giving local passengers and visitors more travel choices.
The system will make use of the existing telecommunication networks and radio equipment already fitted on V/Line trains – enabling services to run safer and more often.
This new technology has the potential to be used across the V/Line network to provide more