New airport rail line to be delivered in Melbourne
Transactions - SEPTEMBER 26, 2022

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New airport rail line to be delivered in Melbourne

by Kali Persall

The Victorian and Australian governments have unveiled plans to build a new station in Keilor East as part of the Melbourne Airport Rail project.

Melbourne’s new airport rail line will include a brand new station, linking more than 150,000 residents in the Moonee Valley area to Victoria’s rail network for the first time. The rail line will enable 30 stations across Melbourne — from as far away as Cranbourne and Pakenham — to have a direct connection to the airport via the Metro Tunnel. The new line will take passengers from the CBD to the airport in about 30 minutes.

It also will run through Sunshine Station and the Metro Tunnel, maximizing connections to Melbourne’s booming west and southeast, and Victoria’s major regional centers of Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Gippsland. Trains on the new airport rail line will arrive every 10 minutes.

The project also proposes an elevated rail bridge over the M80 Freeway, as well as major upgrades to Sunshine S

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