Investing in a more frequent and reliable metropolitian public transport system.
The 2017/18 Budget also includes investments for:
$218.1 million to order 10 more E-Class trams and provide new infrastructure to support Melbourne’s modern tram network. These trams will be built in Victoria, for Victoria, boosting local jobs.
This will mean a total of 80 new E-Class trams have been funded to roll out on the network.
$187.4 million to build new train stables on the Frankston line at Kananook. This project will ensure the community's needs are met for on-time performance well into the future.
$67 million to improve passenger safety on train and bus networks with a program of upgrades targeting key risk areas at train stations and bus stops.
$8.7 million to design and oversee improvements to Melbourne’s busiest train stations.
$5 million will plan for a major long-term second phase upgrade to the Hurstbridge train line.