Regional Rail Link

Published on Monday 14 April, 2014

Regional Rail Link (RRL) Closure of Anderson Rd, 18 April - 12 May 2014

As part of the Regional Rail Link project, the Footscray – Deer Park project team is removing two level crossings on Anderson Road, Sunshine. This will improve traffic flow and safety on Anderson Road, helping to alleviate congestion at this bottleneck and in local streets. Local residents will also benefit from the elimination of noise from boom gates and train signals.

To facilitate work to remove the level crossing near King Edward Avenue, Anderson Road will be temporarily closed between Foundry Road and Ridley Street from 8pm Friday 18 April to 8am Monday 12 May 2014.         

Various lane closures will be in place between Ridley Street and Durham Road to assist traffic flow through the area. Delays are expected and detours will be in place. Local access to businesses and residential properties will be maintained.        

There will be no pedestrian access over the railway line. Pedestrians will be detoured via the HV McKay Memorial Gardens and the new HV McKay footbridge. A shuttle service will also be available for members of public with mobility issues.         

The Regional Rail Link: Footscray – Deer Park project team recognises that the road closure causes disruption to road users. Every effort will be made to complete the works sooner and open the road early.         

If you have any questions or concerns, please phone the Regional Rail Link Community Information Line on 1800 107 925 or send an email via

What is Regional Rail Link?

Regional Rail Link is a major new rail line running from West Werribee to Deer Park along the existing rail corridor through Sunshine and Footscray to Southern Cross Station.

Regional Rail Link separates regional trains from metropolitan trains. This gives Geelong, Bendigo, and Ballarat trains dedicated tracks from Sunshine to Southern Cross Station.

Regional Rail Link will increase capacity and reliability for Geelong, Bendigo, and Ballarat services, freeing critically needed space for additional suburban services on the Werribee, Sunbury, and Craigieburn lines.

The project will include:

  • a new set of dedicated regional tracks allowing regional services to run directly to Melbourne and not be caught up with the growing number of suburban services
  • two new stations at Wyndham Vale and Tarneit;
  • two new platforms at Southern Cross Station; and
  • construction of a new rail bridge over the Maribyrnong River.

Visit the current and planned works page on the Regional Rail Link website.

^Source: State Government of Victoria Department of Transport website

What does the Regional Rail Link mean for Brimbank?

The Regional Rail Link project is great for Brimbank and Sunshine. It will add value to Council's commitment to revitalising the Sunshine Town Centre. Improving the infrastructure, amenity, and safety of Sunshine Railway Station provides Sunshine with a major asset to attract and welcome people to the area. It will create major opportunities for urban renewal and a brighter future for Sunshine.

The Regional Rail Link project will provide improved rail infrastructure within the Brimbank municipality. Sunshine will have the most significant improvements.

The Sunshine Railway Station redevelopment provides better linkages, safer access, and a more integrated transport precinct. It also offers a much safer environment for commuters, pedestrians, cyclists, and the community.

Two road/rail separations at level crossings on Anderson Road in Sunshine will improve traffic flow and community safety.

Regional Rail Link is crucial to managing growth in Brimbank, Wyndham, Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat. It is the key to the revitalisation of communities along the 47 kilometre route from Central Melbourne to Werribee. The West, Australia's fastest growing region, and regional Victoria need extra train services for up to 9000 passengers across the network in peak hour.  

Community Involvement - Drop-in days

Regular Regional Rail Link community 'drop in' days are held on Wednesdays every fortnight. You can drop in to the Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre to speak with members of the Regional Rail Link community relations team.

Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre - Consulting Room 
86 Manor Lakes Boulevard
Wyndham Vale
Melway ref: 204 G1

Any time between: 12 noon - 8.00 pm

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