Sunday, 17 June 2018 Sydney

Victoria is planning a new rail link to Melbourne Airport::

There is significant market interest in building a light or heavy rail link between Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station, which are both privately operated.

The plan will identify the best route for an airport rail link, how much it would cost and how best to fund and deliver it.  It will examine value capture and creation initiatives and potential private sector proposals.

And it will ensure that existing passengers are not disadvantaged by the introduction of new services and that Victoria gets a suitable plan for a rail line to the airport.

Infrastructure Victoria has recognised the need for an airport rail link in 15 to 30 years and put the price of the project at up to A$5 billion.