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Melbourne Airport Rail Link Business Case

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Rail
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2017 - TBA
Australian Government Contribution:$30,000,000

Project Description

The Melbourne Airport Rail Link project will plan for a connection between the Melbourne Airport and the CBD, including identifying an appropriate route, determining the cost, and developing a funding and financing strategy.


The project will inform future investment decisions for a new passenger rail line to Melbourne Airport.  A Melbourne Airport Rail Link will improve the reliability of trips between the city and the airport and has the potential to alleviate congestion on the Tullamarine Freeway.


The Australian Government is contributing $30 million to the project.


The Australian Government is working with the Victorian Government to finalise implementation arrangements for the project.

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Project details last updated: 22/09/2017