22 September 2022
Melbourne Airport Rail will connect Keilor East with the rail network for the first time.
A brand new station will be built in Keilor East as part of the project, servicing more than 150,000 residents in the City of Moonee Valley area, and providing a new train line for commuters in Melbourne’s west.
Better connections, faster travel times
Connecting Keilor East to the rail network for the first time via Melbourne Airport Rail and the Metro Tunnel improves access for these communities to Melbourne Airport and key employment areas including Sunshine, Parkville, St Kilda Road precinct, Monash / Clayton and Dandenong.
- Local commuters will enjoy a ‘turn-up-and-go’ service every 10 minutes.
- Trips from Keilor East to the heart of the CBD will take around 27 minutes, a travel time saving of around 20 minutes compared to existing public transport options.
- People travelling from Keilor East will reach Melbourne Airport in around 6 minutes.
Station location and features
The new station is proposed to be located in Keilor East. The final location will be determined through detailed planning and investigations.
The new station will feature connections to the existing bus network and include car parking and bicycle parking to support access by all transport modes.
The new station at Keilor East is planned to be delivered in coordination with the broader Melbourne Airport Rail works and targeted to open in 2029.
The next steps will include site investigations, design development and seeking relevant planning approvals.
Community feedback will be sought as part of planning and designing the new station.