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What’s the problem airport rail would solve?

What’s the problem airport rail would solve?

October 31, 2017 33

There needs to be a clear and focused justification for spending billions of dollars on building a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport

Is subsidising airport rail fares the way to go?

Is subsidising airport rail fares the way to go?

September 27, 2017 16

The fare travellers will pay - whether less than $5 or more than $25 - is a key issue in planning for a mass transit connection between Melbourne Airport and the city centre

What are the key issues for Melbourne Airport rail?

What are the key issues for Melbourne Airport rail?

September 20, 2017 14

The solution is seen as a single rail line, but it should be conceived as the package of infrastructure and policies that will best improve the accessibility of Melbourne Airport

Is an airport train to the CBD the whole story?

Is an airport train to the CBD the whole story?

May 16, 2017 17

The Victorian and Federal governments have different strategies for Melbourne Airport rail but there's a lot more to the transport task at Tullamarine than a train to the CBD

What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?

What’s Turnbull’s airport rail adventure all about?

April 10, 2017 15

The funding the Turnbull Government says it will provide to Victoria in next month’s budget for a rail line from the CBD to Melbourne Airport is about politics, not good policy

Should Melbourne airport rail be put on the front-burner?

Should Melbourne airport rail be put on the front-burner?

December 7, 2016 6

Melbourne Airport is "begging" for a rail line to the airport asap; Infrastructure Victoria says not just yet. More effort needs to be put into being ready to go when necessary

Is this “secret” report on airport rail newsworthy?

Is this “secret” report on airport rail newsworthy?

October 3, 2016 9

Another Sunday, another manufactured controversy by Fairfax, this time around a "secret" report on Melbourne airport rail from "a high-powered group of advisers"

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

November 16, 2015 15

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

What would it take to justify rail to Melbourne Airport?

What would it take to justify rail to Melbourne Airport?

June 23, 2015 30

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?

February 23, 2015 24

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