No time like the present for a rethink of Melbourne train plan


Big builds have been the signature of the Andrews government, and they don’t come any bigger than the Suburban Rail Loop, on which the first shovelful of earth was turned in June.

The original government price tag of “up to $50 billion” when the project was announced in 2018 has now become the estimate just for construction of the first two eastern stages, connecting Cheltenham to Box Hill.

An artist’s impression of one of the new loop stations.

The project may well have public support, but it is a controversial one. As The Age revealed in August last year, the Suburban Rail Loop was…



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