Plans Set For High-Speed Rail From Melbourne To Geelong
A high-speed rail link between Geelong and Melbourne is being considered by the Victorian government, with $50 million set aside in the forthcoming budget to examine a rail pathway to Melbourne Airport.
The initial planning work will investigate a preferred option, including the possible electrification along the existing rail corridor, new dedicated high speed rail alignments and a new fleet of trains capable of travelling up to 300km/h.
"This vital work will help determine the best way to deliver high-speed rail to Geelong as part of the Melbourne Airport Link. This is about ensuring any link to the airport delivers better services for Geelong and regional Victoria," Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan said on Thursday.