Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese
Victoria Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder
Final Design Of Melbourne’s Newest Railway Stations Unveiled
Victor P Taffa
The biggest public transport infrastructure project currently underway anywhere in the country the Regional Rail Link is now quickly taking shape following today’s release of the final artist impressions of new stations being built at Wyndham Vale and Tarneit.
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese marked the milestone by inspecting progress on the work that is well underway at the site of the new Wyndham Vale station, located in the heart of one of Victoria’s fastest-growing communities.
“This multibillion dollar project will not only deliver frequent, reliable rail services to Melbourne’s rapidly growing western suburbs, but it is also laying the first ever dedicated track for passenger trains servicing Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat.” Mr. Albanese said.
“I am delighted to be working with the Victorian Government to build what will be Melbourne’s first new rail line in more than 80 years.”
“This vital piece of infrastructure will add capacity to the city’s rail network and help alleviate the growing congestion on its roads.”
“The record investment we are making here in Melbourne is being replicated nationwide.”
“We are determined to make our cities even better places to live, work and raise a family, which is why we have doubled the roads budget and committed more to urban public transport than all our predecessors since Federation combined.” Mr. Albanese said.
The Federal Government is providing $3.225 Billion to assist the Victorian Government in making this vital project a reality.
Victorian Transport Minister Terry Mulder said both stations would have bus interchanges, provide parking for 400 vehicles, and be fitted with a range of sustainability features including bicycle storage, solar panels, energy efficient lighting and rain water tanks.
“The new stations will benefit both the environment and the local community.” Mr. Mulder said.
“Regional Rail Link will connect the growing communities of Wyndham Vale and Tarneit to the rail network for the first time.”
“As the stations will be in metropolitan Zone 2, passengers will only pay a Zone 1 and 2 fares, rather than a V/line fare.”
“On top of building two new railway stations, the project will upgrade four stations and completely rebuild West Footscray station.”
“Regional Rail Link is an investment in Victoria’s people, its economy and its future.” Mr. Mulder said.