A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will embark upon the biggest transformation of public transport in Australia’s history, with a new underground rail network set to circle Melbourne connecting every major regional train line from the Geelong line to the Gippsland line through Melbourne Airport.
Regional Victorian passengers will be big winners thanks to regional super-hubs included in the project at Clayton, Broadmeadows and Sunshine providing better access to jobs, education and health services outside the CBD – with 200,000 vehicles also forecast to be removed from our major roads.
This will build upon the Labor Government’s $1.75 billion Regional Rail Revival plans that are upgrading every regional passenger line in the state.
No longer will people living in Geelong have to travel through the centre of Melbourne to access world-class education and health services, including Monash and Austin hospitals’, with residents across Melbourne’s north also more easily able to access work and educational services in Geelong.
Regional rail users from the Geelong will also be one stop away from Melbourne Airport via a regional superhub in Sunshine, providing the connection rail users need – a service that’s set to be even faster with a proposed high-speed rail connection currently under investigation thanks to a $50 million planning study.
In the last four years, the Andrews Labor Government has embarked upon the biggest transport building program ever – removing level crossings, fixing regional train lines, investing in regional roads, and building big new road and rail tunnels to free up space on the existing network.
Read the full release at https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/new-rail-loop-set-to-connect-geelong-and-the-south-west/