Melbourne Airport talks its book on rail tunnel

Yesterday it was revealed that the Victorian Government has ditched a planned airport rail tunnel in favour of using existing lines.

This has provoked an angry response from Melbourne Airport, which has demanded the tunnel go ahead:

Melbourne Airport has called on the state government to reject a multi-billion airport rail plan that uses existing tracks, arguing that a dedicated tunnel from the city to Sunshine was a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity that ensured western suburbs commuters were not short-changed.

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