Suburban Rail Loop




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Suburban Rail Loop
Suburban Rail Loop - South-East
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STATUS: Announced
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) is a 90 kilometre rail loop of the Melbourne metropolitan area. The SRL will connect to every major rail line from the Frankston Line to the Werribee Line. As a result, the SRL will transition Melbourne's rail network from its current radial status to an oribital network. An orbital network will aid the efficiency of the city's rail network as its population grows.

In September 2019, the Victorian Government established the Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA) to manage and lead development on the project.

The Loop will consist of four sections:
  • South-East (Stage One): Cheltenham to Box Hill
  • North-East: Box Hill to Melbourne Airport
  • North-West: Melbourne Airport to Sunshine (part of Melbourne Airport Rail Link (MARL)), and
  • South-West: Sunshine to Werribee Line.

 

The precincts to be connected by SRL include: Cheltenham, Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley, Burwood, Box Hill, Doncaster, Heidelberg, Bundoora, Reservoir, Fawkner, Broadmeadows, Melbourne Airport, Sunshine and Werribee.

As well as providing a rail link to the airport, the project will also build three 'transport super hubs' at Clayton, Broadmeadows and Sunshine to connect regional passengers to the Suburban Rail Loop.

Construction of the loop is to be staged over several decades, with the South-East and North-West sections to be constructed first. The North-West section will be constructed as part of the Melbourne Airport Rail Link.

The Suburban Rail Loop Strategic Assessment indicated the South-East and North-East sections have a preliminary costing in the range of $30 to $50 billion. The North-West section (as part of MARL) has been costed at $8 to $13 billion. The South-West has not been publicly costed but is expected to be constructed in sections over a period of decades.


 

Key Dates

May 2019: $300 million announced in 2019-20 budget for stage one project planning

Nov 2020: Victorian Government announce $2.2 billion for early works funding to be included in 2020-21 budget

Q4 2020: Estimated start of early works procurement (Stage One)

Q3 2022: Estimated end of procurement (Stage One)

Q4 2022: Estimated start of construction (Stage One)

 


 

Funding

Victoria Government: $2.5 billion so far announced for stage one project planning and early works funding

 


 

Project History

Nov 2020: Stage one early works in pre-qualification period from 17 November to 7 December.

Nov 2020: Victorian Government announces $2.2 billion for stage one early works to be included in 2020-21 budget.

Nov 2019: The Victorian Government announced the SRL will be serviced by a new fleet of trains that will be four to five carriages long and be capable of travelling at higher speeds than the existing fleet. The shorter train design will also result in shorter station platforms.

Jun 2019: Registrations of Interest were called for enabling the Government to assess market capacity to deliver the project. This ROI process is not a pre-qualification for any formal procurement process.

May 2019: $300 Million announced in 2019-20 budget for stage one project planning



Last reviewed: 07/04/2021

Suburban Rail Loop - South-East


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 Suburban Rail Loop - South-East

STATUS: Under procurement
SECTOR: Rail
JURISDICTION: VIC
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The South-East section - Stage One of the Suburban Rail Loop is a fully tunnelled 26 kilometre rail corridor between Cheltenham in the South and Box Hill in the North. The line will pass through stations at Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley and Burwood before reaching a new station at Box Hill. The new station in Clayton will act as a hub, connecting regional passengers to the Suburban Rail Loop.

Initial and early works are expected to begin 2022.

 


 

Key Dates

Aug 2018: Project Announced

Late 2022: Planning approval achieved

Q3 2022: Estimated end of procurement

Q4 2022: Estimated start of construction

 


 

Funding

Victorian Government: $2.5 billion allocated for Stage One planning and early works

 


 

Project History

March 2021: The draft scoping requirements for the Stage One Environmental Effects Statement (EES) has been opened for public comment and will close on 19 April.

Dec 2020: The Victorian Government opened Expressions of Interest for the early works contract

Dec 2020: Preparation of the Environmental Effects Statement commenced

Nov 2020: The Victorian Government announced $2.2 billion for Stage One early works in 2020-21 Victorian Budget.

May 2019: The Victorian Government announced $300 million announced in 2019-20 budget for Stage One planning



Last reviewed: 07/04/2021

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