News & Views

19th November 2020

Works to Kick Off on the Suburban Rail Loop

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering the Suburban Rail Loop, unveiling a huge budget boost that will pave the way for the biggest rail project ever built in Victoria – and help drive our state’s recovery from the pandemic.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop Jacinta Allan announced $2.2 billion for initial and early works on Stage One of the project to run between Cheltenham and Box Hill, with the full project to eventually link every major train line between Frankston and Werribee via Melbourne Airport. Highlights:

  • Works will start in 2022, creating up to 800 direct jobs in initial and early works.
  • The project will generate a pipeline of work and economic stimulus, creating up to 20,000 jobs during construction and kickstarting the careers of 2,000 apprentices, trainees and cadets.

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