13 March 2013

Airport rail: Is this what you had in mind?

The Herald Sun is reporting on outcome of the Airport rail feasibility study.

A TRAIN line to Melbourne Airport would run from the proposed Metro rail tunnel via Albion East, the State Government says.
The 28km route was not necessarily the quickest - it would take an estimated 30 minutes to travel from the airport to the Metro's proposed CBD North station.
But Transport Minister Terry Mulder said it was the best option identified by a $6.5 million feasibility study.
Public Transport Victoria chief executive Ian Dobbs estimated last week the 9km metro tunnel would not be ready until at least 2022, meaning an airport link is more than a decade away.
Is this what you had in mind? 

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Thirty minutes by train is absurd. While I think it may be a good idea to utilise the Metro tunnel, having a journey time of 30 minutes kills the idea immediately, which I guess is what was wanted, perhaps to support important people who own airport buses, numerous taxis and others with vested interests.

Plus, it is needed now, not in 2022.