A new train storage yard for regional trains, known as stabling, is now operational just north of Wyndham Vale Station.
The new facility will help to replace existing stabling at the E-Gate facility near Footscray — making way for an extension of Wurundjeri Way as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project.
It is essential to meet interpeak stabling needs for V/Line trains operating on the regional rail network, while also ensuring there is capacity to house additional trains in the future.
The project involved construction of a stabling yard, driver facilities and a bypass track connected to the Geelong line, which will allow trains to access the facility without delaying passenger services.
The design of the facility – housing up to six V/Line ‘VLocity’ trains – also caters for a further stabling expansion and a maintenance facility if needed in the future.
The project commenced in late 2018 and was completed in April 2020.