Angela Altair calls for commitment on Melbourne Metro 2 in state election

Hobsons Bay Mayor Angela Altair is seeking a pledge from all political parties contesting the Victorian State Election in November to build and operate the Melbourne Metro 2 rail project within ten years.

“The community of Hobsons Bay seeks a pledge from all parties to build and operate the Metro 2 rail project within ten years. Melbourne Metro 2 would be a faster and more frequent route to the city for the people of Wyndham and Hobsons Bay,” Cr Altair said.

“It would use longer trains, carrying more passengers and free up capacity on the Altona and Williamstown lines. Completing Metro 2 is a top priority because it will greatly expand accessibility to the city and expand the capacity of rail in the west.”

Melbourne Metro 2 would run from Melbourne’s northeast to Melbourne’s southwest, linking Clifton Hill Station with Newport via the CBD and Fishermans Bend, with additional services to be provided through Newport to the Wyndham/Werribee Corridor.

The rail project was initially unveiled as a recommendation in Victoria’s 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy, released in December 2016, and was more recently resurrected in City of Melbourne’s Transport Strategy Discussion Paper in March 2018.

The Mayor’s pledge for the Melbourne Metro 2 rail project is one of 42 priority commitments that Victorian councils, through the Municipal Association of Victoria, are seeking from all political parties contesting the state election in November.

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