I’ve long been surprised that so far no Victorian government has caved in to the intense public pressure to build a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport. There’s been plenty of posturing but so far no government has ever bitten the bullet.
The idea was back in the media this week with this peremptory command to the Napthine Government from The Age’s editorial writer: Build airport rail, now. If only it were in caps with an exclamation mark!
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The metro trail tunnel will be under construction within the next 5 years. The rail line to the airport will be completed within the next 9 years after the metro tunnel.
At $2.5b as quoted in the article, this represents good value for money compared to the east west road tunnel.