Investment $1.9 billion
In the past three budgets, the Victorian Government has undertaken the biggest public transport overhaul in our state’s history. That includes building the Metro Tunnel to untangle the entire train network, extending the South Morang line to Mernda, removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings, and building hundreds of new metro and regional train carriages here in Victoria.
These projects will give Victorians a quality public transport system they can rely on. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 builds on our record investment, with $1.9 billion for public transport.
What will the money be used for?
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes investments for:
Regional areas and upgrade the Shepparton line
$704 million to give Victorians in regional areas more efficient and reliable public transport, including $313 million to upgrade the Shepparton line.
Duplication of the Cranbourne line
$572 million to enable and plan for the duplication of the Cranbourne line, deliver power and signalling upgrades from the city to Cranbourne and Pakenham and undertake detailed design work to enable new high capacity metro trains to run to Sunbury.
Additional X’trapolis trains
$104 million for five additional X’trapolis trains.
South Morang line to Mernda
$89.4 million to extend and add more services on the South Morang line to Mernda, along with additional services on the Dandenong line following the completion of the level crossing removals between Caulfield and Dandenong.
Extra car parking spaces at metropolitan stations
$60 million to build more than 2,000 extra car parking spaces at metropolitan stations.
Improvements to metropolitan bus services
$55.7 million for improvements to metropolitan bus services, adding new routes and more services across the bus network.
Fast train to Geelong
$50 million for detailed planning of a fast train to Geelong integrated with an Airport Rail Link in Melbourne’s west.
$26.2 million for V/Line services to ensure the sustainability of regional rail.
Safety and security initiatives
$16.9 million for safety and security initiatives across the Victorian public transport network, including safer bus stops and new CCTV.
Watergardens and Essendon stations
$16.3 million to make tram stops and train stations more accessible for people living with disability at Watergardens and Essendon stations.
Light rail connection between Caulfield and Rowville
$3 million for light rail connection between Caulfield and Rowville that will link Caulfield Station to Monash University’s Clayton campus via Chadstone Shopping Centre.
Active transport and tram connections between Fishermans Bend and the CBD
$1 million to develop a business case for active transport and tram connections between Fishermans Bend and the CBD.