Regional Passengers to Benefit From Rail Loop
30 August 2018
The Suburban Rail Loop will deliver big benefits for regional Victorians with better connections for locals to jobs, education, hospitals and tourism.
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.
The project will mean regional passengers won’t have to travel right into Melbourne to access world-class education and health services, with Melburnians also set to have easier access to all regional Victoria has to offer.
Regional rail users from all over Victoria will also be closer to Melbourne Airport via a regional super hub in Sunshine – a service that’s set to be even faster with the potential for a high-speed rail link to the regions.
A re-elected Labor Government will provide up to $5 billion towards the construction of the Melbourne Airport Rail Link, enabling the Sunshine and the Melbourne Airport section of the Suburban Rail Loop to start by 2022.