Melbourne Airport Rail
Melbourne Airport Rail will connect people from the airport to where they need to go - be that work, home or Victoria’s key tourism destinations – via a rail service for the first time.
The Victorian and Federal governments have committed $5 billion each to deliver the new link to the airport.
Airport trains will run through the Metro Tunnel, providing passengers with a 10-minute turn-up-and go service from Melbourne Airport and a journey of around 30 minutes into the CBD.
The 2022-23 Victorian State Budget provided $123 million to deliver an additional five new High Capacity Metro Trains to service the Melbourne Airport Rail Link once opened, bringing the total High Capacity Metro Trains fleet to 70.
Planning and development of Melbourne Airport Rail is continuing, to refine the project’s scope, designs and procurement approach.
Construction will begin in 2022 with a target completion date of 2029 subject to relevant Victorian and Federal planning, environmental and other government approvals.
For more information about Melbourne Airport Rail, please visit the project website.