Victrack Rail Network Access Agreement
Inspections, observations, studies, groundwater/soil withdrawal, sweeping, surveys, assessments. Minimum Access Fee – $4,300 + GST (plus flagfall) All applications submitted must comply with Australian and V/Line standards before an Access Permit site can be issued to access our network. If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you must follow and complete the T-Minus preparation and work procedure described in the Works Readiness &T-Minus Procedure. * Infrastructure is defined as any tangible or intangible that can be used by V/Line to bring added value to the operation of the railways. This is not limited to control systems, communication systems, railways, signalling, civil, structures, electricity, facilities, stations, car parks or maintenance depots. Vegetation removal, material removal/assembly, landscaping, waste disposal, weeding, fencing. Minimum Access Rate – 4,812.50 USD + GST (plus flagfall) VicTrack leases the railway and tram land used for public transport Victoria, which then sublets the assets and infrastructure to railway and tram operators, currently Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), Metro Trains Melbourne, V/Line and Yarra Trams.  VicTrack remains responsible for freight lines around the Dynon Intermodal Freight Terminal, South Dynon Locomotive Depot and North Melbourne.  In 2015, the Andrews government created the Level Crossing Removal Authority to monitor the distance of 50 crossings on Melbourne`s rail network until 2023.
  If you have plans to perform work near the railway, please contact our third-party access team who will help you get your work done safely. It is important to note that all work performed must meet the V/Line requirements set out in the Third Party Safety and Environment Management Manual. Working near the railway can be a dangerous environment and we are able to help you cope with the risks. V/line is committed to safety, which is why we want to help you deliver your work safely and securely. In May 1999, a 45-year lease on the regional network was sold to Freight Victoria. The lease was included in the sale of the business to Pacific National in August 2004 before being bought by the state government in 2007.   Learn more about our $1 million annual program, the historic railway building and other restored structures.. . . .