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he Victorian government has committed $2.2 billion in its upcoming budget for early works on the first section of its $50 billion Suburban Rail Loop – a 90-kilometre rail line running through Melbourne's middle suburbs.
Premier Daniel Andrews unveiled the locations of the proposed six new underground train stations in Melbourne's south-east on Monday, announcing what is likely the most expensive early works project on a Victorian transport project to date.
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They are preliminary plans thankfully. Stage 2 is likely to be Box Hill to either Broadmeadows or the airport and that will likely proceed as the plans suggest.Looks like a great project! Are the stages beyond stage one already final or only preliminary? I was just looking at a map and something like Sunshine to Werribee seems like a very long distance with no intermediate stations.
What is old is suddenly new again?Will repost this here even though it's technically regional/intercity rail. As part of the same announcement, the government is starting a new rail line to Geelong.
It looks like at this stage they will still be using the 160km/h diesel sets however this line should be upgradable to faster electric trains. With this upgrade, the train to Geelong will be about 10mins faster than driving.
Geelong Fast Rail
The Australian and Victorian governments have announced the first stage of Geelong Fast Rail, which will deliver faster services with a travel time of around 50 minutes between Geelong and Melbourne.
The Werribee corridor has been selected as the route to deliver faster services for Geelong, with new dedicated track between Werribee and Laverton for Geelong trains, cutting average travel times for passengers by up to 15 minutes.
Stage 1: Werribee to Newport
Delivering faster services between Geelong and Melbourne’s CBD with a travel time of around 50 minutes enabled through a major investment to the Werribee corridor.
- New track dedicated to regional services (between Werribee and Laverton).
- Upgrades to bridges over main roads.
- Station upgrades at Werribee and Laverton
- New bridges and culverts over creeks and rivers.
- Signalling and train control system upgrades.