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Bold vision for rail future should be applauded
Opinion
Opinion

Bold vision for rail future should be applauded

The government is to be applauded for not waiting for Infrastructure Victoria to catch up with thinking on the infrastructure challenges for our rapidly expanding city.

  • by Jackie Fristacky

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What will happen to Melbourne Metro 2, the other planned underground rail line?

What will happen to Melbourne Metro 2, the other planned underground rail line?

It's a tiny line on a map of the Andrews government's $50 billion suburban rail loop, but it appears to be hinting at something bigger.

  • by Timna Jacks
Heed the ghosts of Melbourne's railway lines past, says historian
History

Heed the ghosts of Melbourne's railway lines past, says historian

Victoria is littered with defunct railway lines, so will the suburban rail loop prosper?

  • by Carolyn Webb
A visionary rail project – but where’s the plan?
Opinion
Opinion

A visionary rail project – but where’s the plan?

We can’t be confident that this is a holistic solution to our transport and urban planning challenges.

  • by John Hearsch
Large holes remain in Victoria's suburban rail loop plan

Large holes remain in Victoria's suburban rail loop plan

Huge questions remain over government's suburban rail loop proposal

  • by Clay Lucas
Suburban rail loop: Trips between suburbs on public transport now slow going
Trains

Suburban rail loop: Trips between suburbs on public transport now slow going

Commuters could one day travel between 15 different suburbs and 10 railway lines on a single loop line. But what are those trips like at the moment?

  • by Sarah Emery & Tom Cowie
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How the suburban rail loop would transform Melbourne

How the suburban rail loop would transform Melbourne

In 2050, the busiest rail line in Melbourne will be one that doesn't even exist yet, and perhaps won't for decades, the Andrews government says.

  • by Adam Carey
Suburban Rail Loop: Can we build it? Yes, we can, experts say.

Suburban Rail Loop: Can we build it? Yes, we can, experts say.

Engineering challenges presented by a rail project circling the city’s middle suburbs are sizeable but those in the know say they're far from insurmountable.

  • by Clay Lucas
This is Big City thinking, and should be applauded
Opinion
Opinion

This is Big City thinking, and should be applauded

If the state government can pull it off, it's huge, a game changer for the city, helping provide all of Melbourne with better public transport options.

  • by Daniel Bowen
Melbourne suburban rail loop: What readers think

Melbourne suburban rail loop: What readers think

The Andrews Government surprised Melbourne by announcing it would build a $50 billion underground rail loop linking the city and airport. This is what you said about it.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
State government announces massive suburban rail loop for Melbourne

State government announces massive suburban rail loop for Melbourne

A massive underground suburban rail network linking every major rail line in Melbourne and the new airport rail will be built as the "biggest public transport project in Australian history," the Victorian government has pledged.

  • by Timna Jacks & Benjamin Preiss