The new station at Cheltenham will be the southern gateway to the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) network, providing faster and more convenient public transport to key destinations across Melbourne’s suburbs.

It will improve access to nearby employment areas and connect more people to one of Melbourne’s major retail and entertainment hubs, Southland Shopping Centre. By connecting to the existing Southland Station, it will also provide a convenient connection for Frankston line passengers to Monash, Deakin and La Trobe universities.

SRL East between Cheltenham and Box Hill will be complete by 2035, helping transform our public transport system and delivering enormous social and economic benefits to the local community. A trip between Cheltenham and Box Hill will take just 22 minutes and a journey between Cheltenham and Clayton will take less than 10 minutes.

FAQs

Station construction

Construction works for the SRL station at Cheltenham will be carefully staged to ensure safety and minimise disruption to the community.

More than a rail line

Beyond the rail line, SRL includes strategic land planning and development initiatives in SRL Precincts that will attract and support clusters of new businesses and deliver better local services and additional housing.

SRL will open up exciting prospects for new and enhanced recreation spaces and community facilities, as well as improved walking and cycling links, making Cheltenham an even more attractive and vibrant place to live, work and visit.

SRL will support Cheltenham’s population growth – which is anticipated to grow to about 52,500 people by 2056. With SRL East and SRL North delivered, employment in the precinct will double to around 36,500 jobs by 2056.

For more information, read the Cheltenham Precinct fact sheet.