RAIL ON TRACK

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Victorian Premier, John Brumby officially launched the next stage of $50 million worth of rail upgrades designed to restore passenger rail services to Maryborough at the Maryborough Railway Station last week.

Joined by Transport Minister, Martin Pakula and Member for Ripon, Joe Helper, Mr Brumby said the works will help to stabilise Maryborough’s future.

“The return of passenger rail services will lock in the future prosperity of Maryborough and I am delighted to be here to mark this exciting day with the community,” Mr Brumby said.

The works will include major track upgrades and new train stabling yards, as well as the upgrade of eight level crossings between Ballarat and Maryborough with the inclusion of boom gates and flashing lights to boost safety for motorists and train commuters.

“We understand how important transport links are to the liveability of our regions which is why we are making this major investment which will mean people living and working in Maryborough can commute to Ballarat and Melbourne for work, study or leisure,” Mr Brumby said.

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