VIC Suburban Rail Loop Update
Construction is now underway on the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) – the single biggest transport investment in Victoria’s history.
The 90km rail line will link every major rail line from the Frankston Line to the Werribee Line via Melbourne Airport, better connecting Victorians to jobs, retail, education, health services and each other.
Three transport super hubs at Clayton, Broadmeadows and Sunshine will connect regional services, so passengers outside Melbourne won’t have to travel through the CBD to get to employment, hospitals and universities.
The SRL will also deliver decades worth of local jobs, with up to 24,000 jobs supported across Victoria during the delivery of the SRL from Cheltenham to the Melbourne Airport.
Works have started on the SRL East between Cheltenham and Box Hill, where six station precincts will be constructed in Cheltenham, Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley, Burwood and Box Hill.
The first phase of works for SRL East will also include road modifications, service relocation and preparation for three sites where tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will be launched.
Up to 10 TBMS are expected to carve the 26 kilometres of twin tunnels, linking the six new underground stations.
SRL East is expected to generate up to 8,000 jobs during construction. SRL East will be complete by 2035.
Source: Suburban Rail Loop Authority