Building a new train

Investment over $1.9 billion 

What will the money be used for?

This investment includes:

High capacity and X'Trapolis trains

$875 million to order an extra 28 high capacity trains to prepare for the Metro Tunnel, and $105 million to purchase an extra 5 X'Trapolis trains, providing extra room for passengers, and extra services across the metropolitan network.

Extend the South Morang line to Mernda

$588 million to extend the South Morang line to Mernda. This project will ensure that public transport is a real option for residents in one of Victoria's fastest growing areas.

Hurstbridge line upgrade

$140 million for the Hurstbridge line upgrade. This will include duplicating the line between Heidelberg and Rosanna, which will improve reliability and increase peak services for the north-eastern suburbs.

Fire safety and intruder detection upgrades to the City Loop

$134 million for fire safety and intruder detection upgrades to the City Loop, making the journey to and from work safer and more reliable for the 130,000 passengers who use the Loop every day.

Upgrade Frankston Station

$50 million to upgrade Frankston Station, providing better access to public transport for locals.

Media releases

Vital Upgrades To Ensure Safer, More Secure City Loop

Biggest Public Transport Overhaul In Victorian History

Getting It Done: More Services For The Outer Suburbs

Mernda Rail Extension Fully Funded And Ready To Go

Duplicated Hurstbridge Line Will Run More Trains

Getting It Done: The Metro Tunnel Is Fully Funded

  • Fully funding the Metro Tunnel
  • Ten level crossing removals under construction or completed
  • ​Extending the South Morang line to Mernda


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