The state government may alter its election promise to build a $250 million train line to Avalon Airport, and instead create a cheaper ''light rail'' link from Melbourne's south-west.
The Coalition went to the 2010 state election pledging to build a direct train line linking Avalon to Melbourne and Geelong, and committed $50 million in the first term for design, planning, land acquisition, and preliminary construction.
But department documents show the government is now considering other options to meet interim demand, such as light rail, buses, or ''driverless transport options which are used at many airports around the world''.
Avalon chief executive Justin Giddings said he had discussed the light rail option with Transport Minister Terry Mulder.
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The money saved will obviously go into a road tunnel no-one wants?
It also appears the head of avalon airport has his doubts about the project ever getting off the ground as he is now prepaid to settle for 3rd best.