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Is it high time Melbourne got a rail line to the airport?

Is it high time Melbourne got a rail line to the airport?

Alan DaviesNov 16, 201515 Comments

64 of the world's busiest airports are served by heavy or light rail but Melbourne Airport, which ranks 50th, isn't. Wisely, the Victorian Government has no plans to build a rail line yet

Will Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

Will Infrastructure Victoria improve the standard of political promises?

Alan DaviesAug 5, 20153 Comments

Victoria's Opposition reckons the lack of a rail line to Melbourne Airport is a major and pressing problem for the city. Evaluating claims like this must be a key role of Infrastructure Victoria

What would it take to justify rail to Melbourne Airport?

What would it take to justify rail to Melbourne Airport?

Alan DaviesJun 23, 201530 Comments

A rail line to Melbourne Airport won't make economic sense for decades yet under standard assumptions but there's a (politically courageous) scenario where it could work now

Is Daniel Andrews right to ignore airport rail?

Is Daniel Andrews right to ignore airport rail?

Alan DaviesFeb 23, 201524 Comments

A train to Melbourne Airport would be more comfortable than SkyBus and one day it'll no doubt be needed, but the Victorian Premier is right; there are much more pressing priorities for the scarce public dollar

Is it time Melbourne got a rail line to the airport?

Is it time Melbourne got a rail line to the airport?

Alan DaviesNov 11, 201442 Comments

The Napthine government says it’ll start building an airport rail line next term if wins this month’s Victorian election. Of course it'd be nice to have, but should it really be a priority at this time?

Should a rail line to Perth Airport really be the priority?

Should a rail line to Perth Airport really be the priority?

Alan DaviesAug 11, 201430 Comments

The WA Government says it will build a train line to Perth airport for $2.2 billion, but it makes no economic or social sense; as with Melbourne airport, there're much higher transport priorities

Should a rail line to Melbourne Airport be the priority?

Should a rail line to Melbourne Airport be the priority?

Alan DaviesApr 13, 201430 Comments

The Victorian Government says it will commit to constructing a rail line to Melbourne airport in this year's budget. But is it about sensible policy or is it all about cynical and desperate politics?

Could Melbourne have airport rail sooner rather than later?

Could Melbourne have airport rail sooner rather than later?

Alan DaviesOct 23, 201333 Comments

Despite the Government's claim that Melburnians can't have a rail line to the airport until the Metro tunnel is built, there is a way to have it now. The key question though is whether it'd be worth it

Trains: should the 'where' come before the 'why'?

Trains: should the 'where' come before the 'why'?

Alan DaviesMar 19, 201312 Comments

Another day in Victoria, another rail study released by the state government! This one identifies a route for an airport rail line, but it doesn't ask if or when a new line makes sense in the first place

Should the O'Farrell government lower Sydney airport rail fares?

Should the O'Farrell government lower Sydney airport rail fares?

Alan DaviesFeb 6, 201318 Comments

The NSW Government is about to land a big windfall from the airport rail line as revenue-sharing provisions kick in. But should it return the money to airport train travellers or keep it?