Regional communities should reject the Government’s current Airport Rail proposal to access the city via Melbourne Metro and insist on the planned extra rail capacity between the CBD and Sunshine that is essential to meet their short and longer-term needs, advocacy group Rail Futures Institute urges.
Rail Futures has issued an important statement on the future of the Melbourne Airport Rail Link. You can read the statement here.
RFI Press release supporting the Melbourne AirRail Consortium’s bid to build the Airport rail link announced 16th September
Rail Futures Institute congratulates the Commonwealth and State Governments on their decision to collaborate and jointly fund construction of the proposed Melbourne Airport Rail Link.
We have long advocated that the Airport route should be from Southern Cross Station via a single stop at Sunshine where a major rail interchange would provide easy connections with the Melbourne Metro corridor and the regional lines that pass through Sunshine.
Advocacy group Rail Futures Institute is concerned that Victorian Government plans to convert the Ballarat-Maryborough line to dual gauge will increase the journey time on that line, and add up to $40 million in unnecessary costs.