Rail freight infrastructure upgrades
Now underway, he $10 million study is jointly funded by the Victorian and Commonwealth governments.
It includes a $9 million package of rail freight infrastructure upgrades.
The Shepparton line upgrade has already delivered benefits for passengers, with 10 new weekly services introduced in April 2019 thanks to work completed on stage one.
Stage two of the $356 million project will deliver further upgrades to enable the more modern VLocity trains to run for the first time along the line.