Airport rail link on its way

The Andrews Labor Government’s preferred route for the Melbourne Airport Rail Link will ensure Frankston passengers can get to the airport safer and sooner.

Premier Daniel Andrews announced that a re-elected Labor Government would provide up to $5 billion towards the construction of the long-awaited project, matching the commitment from the Federal Government.

The Labor Government has assessed four different options and has determined that a route through Sunshine is the best option which ensures all Victorians benefit.

The Sunshine option is the best for residents on the Frankston line as it will provide the quickest journey with the least number of changes.

Frankston line passengers will be able to choose whether to change at Caulfield or in the CBD, which will slash travel times from the south east to the north west of the city.

The combination of the Metro Tunnel and the Melbourne Airport Rail Link means residents in the South East of Melbourne will be one of the big winners from the new project.

There will be more trains and they will get from the south east to the airport in the quickest possible way.

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government would begin construction on the project, which will cost between $8-$13 billion would begin in the next term of Government.

Quotes attributable to Nick Staikos MP, Member for Bentleigh

“All Victorians have waited too long for this project and I’m delighted the Andrews Labor Government have selected the best route for Frankston train line passengers.”

“With Labor’s plan, residents from the south east of Melbourne will be able to get to the airport quicker than ever before.”

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