Two new stations to be delivered for Melbourne’s west, providing transport upgrades for Melbourne Airport Rail and Metro Tunnel projects when construction completes.
The Government of Victoria has announced two new train stations and upgrades for a third in a $200 million package for Melbourne’s western suburbs.
The Labor Government will deliver a brand-new station at Tarneit West, an overhaul of the existing Albion station, and planning works for Truganina Station as part of a more than $200 million package.
At Tarneit West, the new station will include a pedestrian crossing, a four-bay bus interchange and parking for up to 400 commuters. The new Tarneit West station will be located on Davis Road, and in conjunction with the planning for a new Truganina station, it will better connect the growing suburbs in the west to the CBD.
Albion station will be rebuilt to become a modern and accessible station – providing an important boost to this growing precinct. The station will be rebuilt as part of the Melbourne Airport Rail project. The new station is part of getting the Sunbury line ready for the extra trains that will run when the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025.
“By rebuilding Albion station, we are getting ready for Melbourne Airport Rail and the Metro Tunnel, both of which will provide further public transport links to the CBD,” says Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan.
The new stations will build on the Labor Government’s significant investment in transport upgrades in Melbourne’s west and northwest, with more than $27 billion in road and rail infrastructure through the Big Build.
The Metro Tunnel, Suburban Rail Loop, Sunbury Line Upgrade, Melbourne Airport Rail, West Gate Tunnel Project and upgrades to local roads will significantly improve the way locals get around each day by reducing travel times and improving safety and reliability.
“We’re supporting the growing communities in Melbourne’s west – delivering new stations to ensure locals can get to where they need to go safer and more easily,” says Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan.
To ensure more trains can run more often, we’re also removing 17 dangerous and congested level crossings in the west and northwest – with 12 already gone for good.
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Major works for the Hall Road Upgrade are now complete, with 5.2km of new lanes and signalised intersections now open to traffic in Victoria.
Arden Station is the first of five Metro Tunnel stations to be completed after nearly six years of construction.