Preferred route confirmed for Suburban Rail Loop

The stage one route has today been confirmed for the biggest transport project ever built in Victoria.

The Suburban Rail Loop is a 90-kilometre rail ring around Melbourne’s middle suburbs that will better connect people to jobs, universities, TAFE’s, healthcare and each other.

The project will connect every metropolitan train line from Cheltenham to Werribee, create a rail link to the airport and build three transport super hubs at Clayton, Broadmeadows and Sunshine to connect regional passengers to the Suburban Rail Loop.

The design and delivery of the project will be led by the Suburban Rail Loop Authority, which will immediately begin consultation with local government, universities and other key institutions and stakeholders on options for where stations will be located in the precincts.

This consultation, along with the geotechnical work already underway, will inform the development of the business case. A registration of interest process for local and global firms has also begun to establish the best team to build the project from 2022.

The Suburban Rail Loop will cut congestion right across Melbourne’s transport network and create more than 20,000 jobs during construction.

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Suburban Rail Loop preferred route