Hume Corridor Passenger Rail Study

To ensure passenger rail services on the Albury Wodonga - Melbourne line meet the current and future needs of our communities in terms of reliability, punctuality, scheduling and user amenity, a collaboration between Benalla, Wangaratta, Wodonga and Albury Councils was formed in conjunction with the Border Rail Action Group (BRAG) to undertake a study into the needs and expectations of these communities.

The results of the detailed study show that an improved rail service would mean an increase in passenger numbers and a significant economic boost for the region. 

The study, which included more than 1100 responses to a community survey late last year, identified that the sub-standard nature of the passenger rail service resulted in approximately 385,000 less train trips, resulting in a potential loss of income to the region in the vicinity of $113 million per annum.

The alliance of councils and BRAG are presenting the recommendations of the report to Ministers at all levels of government, using the data from the study to support calls for funding and upgrades of service.

The results of the rail study, in its entirety are available for viewing and downloading below.