Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Port Rail Shuttle Network

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Inter-modal facility
Expected Start/Finish:Mid-2021 - Late 2024
Estimated Project Cost:$140,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$38,000,000
Local Council/Shire:City of Greater Dandenong,Hobsons Bay City Council,Hume City Council

Project Description

This Port Rail Shuttle project will develop or upgrade rail connections and metropolitan intermodal terminals in key industrial areas in Melbourne. These intermodal terminals include Altona, Dandenong South and Somerton.


This project will improve the efficiency of containerised freight movements in metropolitan Victoria.


The project is being funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments, and through private sector financing. The Australian Government is contributing $38 million and the Victorian Government is contributing $20 million to the project.


Construction commenced in May 2021 and is expected to be completed in late 2024.

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Project details last updated: 3/11/2022