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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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?