Melbourne’s west lashes “disastrous” airport rail project

Lobby groups in Melbourne’s fast growing west are furious that the Victorian Government has ditched a planned airport rail tunnel in favour of using existing lines:

Premier Daniel Andrews and Prime Minister Scott Morrison are believed to be moving ahead with plans to announce the $8-$13 billion project, with sources saying a dedicated airport tunnel from the city to Sunshine is likely to be ditched.

Instead, trains would be wedged on to congested tracks between the city and Sunshine and enter the CBD via the new $11 billion Metro Tunnel. A new track between Tullamarine and Sunshine would be built.

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