Suburban Rail Loop works out to market
Interested parties are now being sought to deliver the first phase of construction on Stage 1 of Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop.
Some of Australia’s leading construction companies have signalled interest in delivering this program of works – which will create up to 800 direct jobs, ahead of the creation of up to 20,000 jobs during the project’s major construction phase.
The huge package of works will see roads and power supplies upgraded, new sub-stations built, utilities relocated and protected, ground improvements made, and sites across Melbourne’s south east prepared to make way for massive tunnel boring machines.
The Suburban Rail Loop will connect Victorians to more services than ever before, making more areas accessible to everyone and allowing people to work closer to where they live.
The proposed locations for the Stage 1 train stations include:
- the starting point of the line near Southland
- adjacent to Monash and Deakin universities
- the centres of Box Hill and Glen Waverley
- a major transport hub in Clayton connecting regional passengers to the Suburban Rail Loop.
Stage 1 will connect our growing health, education, retail and employment precincts in Melbourne’s south east between Cheltenham and Box Hill, via 26km twin underground rail tunnels.
Future stages will see the line continue through Melbourne’s northern suburbs to Melbourne Airport and around to Werribee.