Railway To The Airport At Last

Railway To The Airport At Last

Victoria Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu

Coalition Will Plan Melbourne Airport Rail Link

Victor P Taffa

A Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition Government will begin developing a Rail Link to Melbourne Airport to fix Traffic Problems and make life easier for travellers, Coalition Leader Ted Baillieu said today.

 “The Coalition’s Plan will provide more choice for Victorian Families, Business People and Tourists who must currently use Private Cars, Buses or Taxis to get to and from the Airport.” Mr. Baillieu said.

“The Cost of Three Days’ Parking at Melbourne Airport can be as much as $150.”

“Premier John Brumby’s Broken Promise to build an Airport Rail Link has left Melbourne behind Sydney, Brisbane and Many International Cities.”



“The Coalition’s Plan will put an end to the slow crawl along the Freeway, Expensive Taxi Fares and Lugging Heavy Suitcases from Southern Cross Train Platforms to the Bus Terminal.” Mr Baillieu said.

A Liberal Nationals Government will commit $6.5 Million in its first term to plan the new Rail Link with a preferred option of a Centrally-Located terminal at Melbourne Airport.

One Route Option would be the Westmeadows Route, where land was reserved in 1998 by the Previous Coalition Government.

The Coalition’s Plan will allow for Airport Trains to start from Flinders Street Station and stop at Southern Cross, with the option of stopping at North Melbourne Station to allow easy transfers between other Metro trains, trams and buses.

A Broadmeadows Stop is also an option to allow for transfers to and from V/Line Seymour, Albury and Shepparton trains and Metro’s Craigieburn Service.

Under the Coalition’s Plan, Melbourne Airport could be included in Zone 2 to lower the cost of travelling by Public Transport between Flinders Street or Southern Cross and Melbourne Airport.

Planning for the new Melbourne Airport rail link will be overseen by the Coalition’s Victorian Public Transport Development Authority.

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