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Tunnel works continue rail pain

July 10, 2023 8:11 am in by
rail disruptions

Works on the West Gate Tunnel continue to disrupt the regions rail services, the latest on V/Line’s Geelong and Warrnambool services.

From July 10-21, and from July 31 to August 11, trains to the city aren’t stopping at Tarneit and Wyndham Vale in the mornings, and trains from the city will similarly express through the stations in the afternoon.

Warrnambool line passengers will find their eastbound service terminating at Geelong from July 8-23 and from July 29 to August 13. There they’ll have to make the switch to a Geelong line train to and from Southern Cross.

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On some weekends coaches will replace trains between Southern Cross and Geelong, and on some nights between Southern Cross and Geelong during July and August.

Metropolitan services returned to the Werribee line resumed from first service this morning, where buses have been operating along the line since June due to tunnel works.

The disruptions on both metropolitan and regional rail lines are the result of works around Dynon Road where the West Gate Tunnel is due to run into the city.

“We’re working hard to ensure commuters are informed and prepared for these disruptions, we thank commuters for their patience, ” the tunnel’s executive project director Peter Lellyett said.

“We’re getting on with our massive amount of works on Victoria’s Big Build this winter – with projects like the West Gate Tunnel and Metro Tunnel really taking shape to transform the way Victorians travel.”

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Image: A West Gate Tunnel Project map of current disruptions (supplied).

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