The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to deliver for Melbourne’s west with two new train stations and planning upgrades for a third – improving safety, accessibility and better connecting locals for years to come.
Melbourne’s west is growing fast, and we need to keep investing in infrastructure to support the increased population.
That’s why the Labor Government will deliver a brand-new station at Tarneit West, an overhaul of the existing Albion station and planning works for Truganina Station as part of a more than $200 million package of works.
At Tarneit West, the new station will include a pedestrian crossing, a four-bay bus interchange and parking for up to 400 commuters. The new Tarneit West station will be located on Davis Road and in conjunction with the planning for a new Truganina station, it will better connect the growing suburbs in the west to the CBD.
Albion station will be rebuilt to become a modern and accessible station – providing an important boost to this growing precinct. The station will be rebuilt as part of the Melbourne Airport Rail project. The new station is part of getting the Sunbury line ready for the extra trains that will run when the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025.
The new stations will build on the Labor Government’s significant investment in transport upgrades in Melbourne’s west and northwest, with more than $27 billion in road and rail infrastructure through the Big Build.
The Metro Tunnel, Suburban Rail Loop, Sunbury Line Upgrade, Melbourne Airport Rail, West Gate Tunnel Project and upgrades to local roads will significantly improve the way locals get around each day by reducing travel times, improving safety and reliability.
To ensure more trains can run more often, we’re also removing 17 dangerous and congested level crossings in the west and northwest – with 12 already gone for good.
For more information on Victoria’s Big Build, visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan
“We’re supporting the growing communities in Melbourne’s west – delivering new stations to ensure locals can get to where they need to go safer and more easily.”
“By rebuilding Albion station, we are getting ready for Melbourne Airport Rail and the Metro Tunnel, both of which will provide further public transport links to the CBD.”
Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly
“We're continuing to deliver for Melbourne's west with new stations in Wyndham and a rebuilt station at Albion. Our growing community will have better access to local public transport for years to come.”
Quote attributable to Member for Western Metropolitan Region Ingrid Stitt
“We are building a transport network that locals in Melbourne’s west deserve, with two brand-new train stations and plans for a third – ensuring safer and more reliable transport connections.”
Reviewed 02 October 2022