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Train services will return to Maryborough on Sunday 25 July (more info), with 14 services running every week between Maryborough and Melbourne (via Ballarat).
The State Government has committed $50 million to the project which includes the upgrade of Creswick Station, signalling works, train stabling and upgrading the track between Ballarat and Maryborough.
A $1 million heritage upgrade of Maryborough Station was completed in 2008. Once finished, passengers can look forward to a daily return service on a VLocity train via Ballarat.
Coach and bus services will be upgraded to improve connectivity with rail services.
· Improved access for regional Victorians to public transport, essential services, employment opportunities, recreational facilities and urban services, and to the Melbourne CBD.
· Improved connectivity with rail services.
· Reduced reliance on cars in regional Victoria.
The return of passenger train services between Maryborough and Melbourne is part of the $38 billion Victorian Transport Plan released in December 2008.
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