Victoria Invests $ 6.7 Billion in Suburban Rail Loop East Project

The train travels from Cheltenham to Boxhill in 22 minutes and between stations takes 3-4 minutes. Credits: Trevar Skillicorn-Chilver from Unsplash.

The Victoria State Government of Australia plans to invest $ 6.7 billion (A $ 9.3 billion) in the Eastern Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) project, which is scheduled to begin next year.

The project will provide a 26km twin rail tunnel and six subway stations between Boxhill and Cheltenham.

Green fuel-powered “high-tech” trains, capable of transporting approximately 70,000 commuters a day, will be operational in SRL East by 2035.

These trains travel from Cheltenham to Boxhill in 22 minutes and take 3-4 minutes to stop.

Laing O’Rourke, an international construction and engineering company, has signed a contract to advance the first phase of work, which is projected to create about 800 early direct employment opportunities.

The scope of the contract covers site preparation for the deployment of tunnel boring machines, movement and preservation of underground services, ground surveys, ground surveys, and road changes.

According to the Business and Investment case, SRL East and SRL North generate nearly 24,000 local employment prospects and provide $ 42.29 billion (A $ 58.7 billion) in benefits to the region.

Victoria’s Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said: Suburban railroad loops are more than just railroads. It provides Victorian people with the opportunity to live close to work, increase access to education and services, and support thousands of new jobs when the state needs it most. ”

Cathal O’Rourke, Managing Director of Laing O’Rourke Australia, said: To bring great results to the community. ”

last month, Victoria State Government Announces Design For the new Pakenham and East Pakenham stations. Victoria Invests $ 6.7 Billion in Suburban Rail Loop East Project

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