Patronage on the Sunbury Line is increasing at a rapid rate with demand set to exceed capacity in the next decade. The $2.1 billion Sunbury Line Upgrade will create room for 113,000 more passengers every week and see major improvements in the capacity, reliability and frequency of services.
The Sunbury Line Upgrade, in conjunction with the Metro Tunnel, will enable a new end-to-end Sunbury to Cranbourne/Pakenham Line linked by the Metro Tunnel. When the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025, it will give Sunbury Line passengers direct access to 5 new inner-city stations, with passenger connections to the City Loop.
The Sunbury Line Upgrade will:
- deliver power upgrades so bigger, more modern trains can run on the line
- install new high-capacity signalling to enable more frequent services
- extend platforms and install raised platform boarding pads at key locations
- expand train stabling facilities at Sunbury, Calder Park and Watergardens so more trains can run on the line
- remove the Gap Road level crossing in Sunbury, in a partnership with the Level Crossing Removal Project
- enable direct access to the Metro Tunnel and 5 new underground stations
- improve access to employment, education and other opportunities in Melbourne’s booming north west.