Melbournians to get a look at the new airport rail link

(Photo: Michael B./flickr)

First look of Melbourne Airport Rail released for the public

The new bridge will be the second highest bridge in Melbourne and span 550m.

Concepts have been released, showing the bridge over Maribynong River, as well as showing rail travel between Sunshine and Albion Junction.

The rail will provide:

  • Access to the entire public transport network including trains on the Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Gippsland lines with a single interchange
  • Direct access to Melbourne Airport from 30 stations without the need to change trains, for passengers travelling from the CBD and the booming south-eastern suburbs
  • A new premium station at Melbourne Airport with 10-minute services
  • Seamless travel to the heart of Melbourne‚Äôs CBD in under 30 minutes
  • Direct access to key sites including Melbourne University, the Parkville medical precinct and the St Kilda Road business precinct.

The proposed elevated rail will avoid costly and disruptive impacts to several major roads.

Read more at Roads and Infrastructure Australia