Temporary speed restrictions,which contributed to long delays on the North-East railway line, will soon be lifted, coinciding with the return of passenger trains between Albury and Melbourne.
Buses have replaced trains on the line since the NSW-Victoria border was closed in early July, but there has been an upside to the absence of trains with the $235 million line upgrade works able to be fast-tracked.
Passenger trains will return to an improved line on December 1 with overall works to be completed by mid next year.
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The Australian Rail Track Corporation confirmed the status of the temporary speed restrictions including around three minutes of TSRs in both directions between Albury and Seymour over a few hundred metres of track.
"The majority of these are expected to be lifted over coming weeks," an ARTC spokesperson said.
"There is approximately four minutes of TSRs on the single line section of track south of Seymour.
"This is where the focus of the North-East rail line project is currently.
"The main contributor to TSRs on the North-East line relates to a bridge just north of Longwood.
"This TSR is in place while maintenance works are being planned and are expected to take place in the New Year."
More than 80 level crossings have been renewed and more than 50 rail bridges have been upgraded as part of works being carried out by head contractor, John Holland.
The Victorian government is also investing $20 million in supporting infrastructure required to run new VLocity trains on the line.