By 2030, Melbourne Metro 2 – a tunnel linking Newport to Clifton Hill via Fishermans Bend – could be built, the document said.
This should be treated as a major priority, according to a research paper by Melbourne University's John Stone and RMIT's Ian Woodcock, which was commissioned by the council.
At least someone has worked out we need a lot more than is planned but none of these plans include Doncaster and beyond but the second tunnel includes Newport to Fishermans Bend and beyond I assume. I would hope that the second tunnel would connect via Victoria Park or Clifton Hill and head east via Doncaster. For this proposal to work we would need to see Geelong Commuters running via Newport and via Tarneit to provide options from the west.
The second airport line (Tunnel 3) is interesting as we have talked about this on Railpage. Myself I think we need the Marribynong Line via Highpoint and into the Goods line around Avondale Heights/Keilor East as a second path to the Airport.
Melbourne needs two new rail tunnels by 2035, council says