Project updates

We are working with the Australian Government to understand the future timeline of Melbourne Airport Rail and a path forward for negotiations with Melbourne Airport owners.

Melbourne Airport Rail will likely be delayed by at least 4 years. We look forward to matters being progressed with the airport so that we can continue to deliver the major projects that Victoria needs.

Early works and other works already funded are continuing. This includes the utilities relocation program involving telecommunications, water and electricity services, which will be completed by the end of the year.

About the project

Melbourne Airport Rail will connect Melbourne Airport to Victoria’s regional and metropolitan train network.

Trains will run from Melbourne Airport through to Sunshine Station, then into the Metro Tunnel and the heart of the CBD, before continuing on to the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

This eagerly awaited project 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.

Melbourne Airport Rail (SRL Airport) forms a key part of Suburban Rail Loop – the new orbital rail line between Cheltenham and Werribee.

Project map

No matter which train line you use, you'll be able to easily catch public transport to the airport.

Scope map of Melbourne Airport rail (SRL Airport), Sunbury, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines (Metro Tunnel) and regional connections.

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