The $2.5 billion rebuild of the Dandenong rail line must be expanded to include two extra tracks for express trains, an analysis has found, or rail passengers in Melbourne's south-east will be condemned to ever-slower train trips.
A group of transport experts has warned the Andrews government that Melbourne's busiest railway line will need four tracks in the near future to prevent travel times blowing out to unattractive levels as ballooning patronage creates slower travel times to and from the suburbs.
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An average speed of 39 hm/h is terrible. Bring the project forward for 4 tracks. The business case will now be devoid of SG requirements to the port of hastings as this was a Liebral Party project. The ALP favour the western side of the bay.
If this project does proceed it will need to be because the hastings Port does not need extra rail capacity.
Has the 3rd or 4th track been costed?