Three places to holiday by train from Melbourne

If you’re planning a weekend getaway near Melbourne soon, why not leave the car at home? For starters, you can enjoy a more relaxed journey without having to be behind the wheel — and with fuel prices the way they are, you might end up saving money, too. Whether you’re looking for a day trip, …

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Suburban Rail Loop commitment puts Melbourne into fastlane

Federal Labor’s $2.1 billion investment in the Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop Project will take urban mass transit into the fastlane and change the way people commute around Australia’s second largest city. Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) National Secretary Mark Diamond said the project would take pressure off Melbourne’s road network and reduce cost of …

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Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail Project

The Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project is an Australian Government initiative to repair and build a 1,700km freight railway that, once finished, will allow express trains to travel between Tottenham in Melbourne and Acacia Ridge in Brisbane in less than 24 hours. The Australian and Queensland governments signed a Bi-Lateral Agreement for Inland Rail …

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Melbourne Suburban Rail Loop doesn’t stack up, says federal government

The project was unveiled three months before the November 2018 state election, when Premier Daniel Andrews claimed it would cost about $50 billion and be built by 2050. Responding to the federal government’s rejection, Victorian Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan said Victorians were “sick of being ignored on projects they voted for by a Liberal …

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Building the long-awaited Melbourne Airport Rail

The much talked about Melbourne Airport Rail project is becoming a reality, with progress being made towards making future travel to and from Melbourne Airport that much easier. The project has been decades in the making. In fact, planning for a rail connection to the airport predates the construction of Melbourne Airport itself in 1970. …

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