transport

SRL will be an independent line

One of the things people have been wondering is whether the Suburban Rail Loop will be an integral part of the existing suburban Metro network, or a standalone line. Melbourne's existing rail network has its origins in the 1854 line from Port Melbourne to Flinders Street (since converted to trams), but also particularly in the electrification of the 1910s and 1920s, to the standards of the

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More thoughts on the suburban rail loop (Metro 3?)

Some more thoughts on the Suburban Rail Loop -- which in this post, I am going to cheekily call Metro 3 for short, since it's been proposed after Metro 1 (currently under construction) and Metro 2. A week and a half on, many questions remain, but the idea still looks like an incredibly forward-thinking, positive concept, built on a vision of providing more people getting around an ever-busier c

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Melbourne orbital rail proposal

Okay, I didn't see this coming. Orbital rail for the middle ring of Melbourne, announced on Facebook this morning. Labor say they want to build a 90km suburban rail loop from Cheltenham (by which they appear to mean Southland), Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley, Deakin Burwood, Box Hill, Doncaster, Heidelberg, Latrobe Uni, Reservoir, Fawkner, Broadmeadows, Airport, Sunshine, to Werribee.