RFI has made a submission to the Victorian Planning Authority on the draft new Arden Station Structure Plan. Read more……………
Melton and Wyndham Vale line communities should reject the Government’s current Airport Rail proposal to access the city via Melbourne Metro and insist on the additional rail capacity between the CBD and Sunshine that is essential to meet both their short and longer-term needs, advocacy group Rail Futures Institute urges.
RFI supports urgent implementation of the government’s Western Rail Plan following announcement that the Education City precinct in Werribee will not proceed.
Including recommendations for urgent investigation and implementation of some smaller capital projects, a package of specific service frequency improvements for metro and regional trains and the tram network, urgent consideration of specific rolling stock projects and related issues, higher priority on some previously approved projects on which progress appears to be lagging, funding of intensive planning to finalise the scope, concept design and business cases for already announced specific large and smaller infrastructure projects, and more.
This submission has been prepared by Rail Futures Institute in the public interest. Rail Futures is an independent non-partisan group formed to advocate cost-effective rail and intermodal solutions for public transport and freight problems based on sound commercial, economic and social reasoning. Rail Futures members include very experienced rail professionals, urban planners, engineers and economists….
Presentation by Dr Bill Russell to Brimbank Council on Monday, 7th August 2017, explaining the Rail Futures Institute Air Rail proposal and the impact this would have on Sunshine Station as a main inter connecting hub. Also the impact of Ballarat rail corridor proposals.