Suburban Rail Loop

The Suburban Rail Loop is a proposed new rail network forming a circle around Melbourne’s suburbs and connecting every major rail line from the Frankston line to the Werribee line via Melbourne Airport.

The 90-kilometre loop would have at least 15 new station connections, including 12 new potential underground stations. 

The Victorian Government has released a strategic assessment that supports the potential development of a suburban loop. 

The next steps, all of which would require further funding, are: the development of a full business case; detailed technical and planning work to develop the project scope and assess the economic, social and environmental impacts; market engagement with industry to inform business case development; and extensive consultation with stakeholders.