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Airport rail link government's responsibility: Melbourne Airport

Posted by: Ellen Feely | 4 December, 2012 - 8:36 AM
What do we need more: another road to the airport or a rail link? (Photo: Angela Wylie)

With Melbourne Airport set to build an $80 million six-lane road to directly connect motorists between the Western Ring Road and Tullamarine, 3AW Breakfast have asked: What about a rail link?

Melbourne Airport spokesperson Anna Gillett told Ross and John that while Australia Pacific Airport Corporation is happy to bankroll the new road, the construction of a rail link fell into the government's hands.

HAVE YOUR SAY: What would you rather see - a new road to the airport or a rail link from the city? Comment below

"Melbourne Airport absolutely supports a rail link and we are working with the government on a feasibility study for that, however it is up to the government to build that rail link," she said.

"There are a lot of people who drive to the airport so what we're doing here is providing a direct link to Melbourne Airport from the Western Ring Road which will hopefully also ease congestion on Tullamarine Freeway."

LISTEN: Melbourne Airport spokesperson Anna Gillett with Ross and John:

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Blog comments Your Say

  • The Sydney rail line passes right by Airport West shopping centre. How much would it cost to divert and run a line no more than 5km right up into the Airport port .Using the new rail motors they can run a train through Sunshine. Footscray into Southern Cross Station costing very little.

    wayne Friday 7 December, 2012 - 10:44 PM
  • Why can't they just extend the tram line that already goes to Airport West and use the double carriaged trams....light rail?

    Graeme Thursday 6 December, 2012 - 11:57 AM
  • I parked for 1 hour waiting for late flight and long wait for luggage. $24.00!!!!!!
    Great cash cow for the idiots that control the airport that still has same drop off zone that was built in 1970

    Harry Brown Thursday 6 December, 2012 - 7:22 AM
  • Instead of 80 million it would be cheaper to build rail. because THE BROADMEDOWS LINE,UPFIELD LINE,ST ALBANS LINE are very close the air port..
    The tram net work also has a line to airport west to city...
    I just feel VICTORIA is going know where and fast.. some time less is more.. its the quality life style

    steve Wednesday 5 December, 2012 - 8:10 PM
  • They gave us the desal plant for future generations why not a decent railway network.

    Anne Wednesday 5 December, 2012 - 1:43 PM
  • Yay. More parking money for the Airport.

    Nick Wednesday 5 December, 2012 - 10:43 AM

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