Suburban Rail Loop (East)
What is Proposed?
Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) is a Victorian Government project which they say is a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the future liveability, productivity and connectivity of Melbourne".
The 90km rail line will link every major rail line from the Frankston Line to the Werribee Line via Melbourne Airport with the aim of better connecting Victorians to jobs, retail, education, health services and each other.
Stage one of the project - Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East - is the section from Cheltenham to Box Hill which the Government says will connect major employment, health, education and retail destinations in Melbourne’s east and south east by slashing travel times, connect people travelling on the Gippsland corridor and building and create up to 8000 direct local jobs. Construction started June 2022 and trains will be running by 2035.
The latest information on the project can be found at https://bigbuild.vic.gov.au/projects/suburban-rail-loop/srl-east
SHMAPA SRL East Updates: (click on heading to go to page)