Connecting Melbourne Airport to all metropolitan and regional rail lines via Sunshine
The proposed Suburban Rail Loop is a new underground rail network connecting Melbourne’s middle suburbs. It will include new stations and connect major railway lines from the Frankston line to the Werribee line via Melbourne Airport.
The Suburban Rail Loop will connect Melbourne’s middle suburbs to priority growth precincts, and link all Victorians to major health, education and employment centres.
A Strategic Assessment that supports the potential development of a Suburban Rail Loop has been released.
The Suburban Rail Loop is a proposed new rail network forming a circle around Melbourne’s suburbs. Three potential corridors were considered for the project, reflecting the places of state significance set out in Plan Melbourne.
The Strategic Assessment identified potential next steps, which would require further funding:
- Development of a full business case
- Detailed technical and planning work to develop the project scope and assess the economic, social and environmental impacts of the project
- Market engagement with industry to inform the business case development; and
- An extensive stakeholder consultation process.
- Suburban Rail Loop - Strategic Assessment [PDF 6.0MB]
- Project overview - factsheet [PDF 271KB]
- Connecting our regions - factsheet [PDF 601KB]
- Suburban Rail Loop - rail network map [PDF 208KB]
- Suburban Rail Loop - concept map [609KB]
Bacchus Marsh Traffic Improvements
We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with two major upgrades
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
We're duplicating 4 kms of Barwon Heads Road between Settlement Road and Reserve Road, and investigating the potential for duplicating a further 6 kms from Reserve Road to Lower Duneed Road
Beaufort Rail Bridge Strengthening
We're increasing the bridge's capacity and extending its life for future generations
Cranbourne Line Upgrade
Doubling services on the Cranbourne line with trains every 10 minutes during peak
Fast Rail to Geelong
Investigating a preferred option for a fast rail link between Melbourne and Geelong
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Hurstbridge Line Upgrade
Removing bottlenecks on the Hurstbridge line and improving the frequency and reliability of services
M80 Ring Road Upgrade
We’re making Melbourne’s freeway network safer and less congested by upgrading the M80 Ring Road from the Princes Freeway to the Greensborough Highway.
North East Link
Victoria's biggest road project - connecting the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network 356231
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
South Gippsland Highway - Koonwarra
Realigning the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
West Gate Tunnel
A vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge to free up traffic and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets in Melbourne’s west
Upgrading Western Victoria's key transport corridor, making journeys safer and quicker.