SRL is a huge project. Here are a few thoughts on what it needs to really be a success.
It looks like SRL will be designed to run about every 5 minutes.
Yesterday the State government announced funding for early works for the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL). Being a huge project, even early works are pricey – it comes out at $2.2 billion. At the same time, they’ve announced more detail on the station locations for Stage One. This map shows them. So the stations will be ... [More]
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 ... [More]
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 ... [More]
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, ... [More]