After 95 years of asking for a train station, this ‘transport slum’ almost missed out

But after 95 years of lobbying, the Keilor East station almost didn’t happen. The Airport Rail Link business case, released Wednesday, recommends against including it in the project.

Patronage would be too low to justify the extra building costs and an extra two-minute stop on the line might discourage travellers catching it to the airport, the study found. It recommends putting land aside to build the station some time in the future.

An artist’s impression of a new elevated station to connect the $13 billion airport rail link to Melbourne Airport.

But it appears community pressure won…

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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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