Regional Rail Link

Project Description

Regional Rail Link (RRL) was a commonwealth and state government project to construct a major new rail line, and provide dedicated tracks for regional trains through the metropolitan system between Sunshine and Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, Victoria.

At the time of its approval and delivery, RRL was one of the largest and most expensive rail projects ever built in Victoria, with an estimated final cost of $3.65 billion. Since opening, the project has untangled regional and metropolitan train lines by providing a dedicated high-speed corridor for regional V/Line trains to access the inner areas of Melbourne.

The project included building a new regional train route between West Werribee and Deer Park, including two new stations at Tarneit and Wyndham Vale, and upgrading Footscray, West Footscray and Sunshine stations.

Rail Control was responsible for:

  • Producing the Signalling Reference Design for the RRL project
  • Work Package G: Early works relocation of the ARTC Manor Loop
  • Work Package C: Early works design for the Albion Junction alterations
  • Work Package A: Testing & Commissioning
  • Work Package B – SSI renewal at South Kensington
  • Work Package B – Contributions from our Signalling Design Team
  • Work Package C – Testing & Commissioning with our Construction teams taking on all the signalling construction involved
  • Work Package A – Principles Testing with Smartlock 400

Project Name

Regional Rail Link


Regional Rail Link

  • Victoria

  • 2009 - 2015