Doncaster Rail works won’t begin until 2026, says PTV
October 29, 2014
The Weekly Review Eastern: Doncaster Rail works won’t begin until 2026, says PTV. Luke Henriques-Gomes. 29 October 2014
UPDATE: The findings of the $6.5 million Doncaster rail study were revealed by the state government on Tuesday, following pressure from public transport advocates and Manningham Council.
In its response to the report, also released on Tuesday, Public Transport Victoria said: “The Doncaster Rail Study uses 2021 as the earliest possible commencement date for a Doncaster rail line.”
“However, given the need to build capacity in the inner-core of the rail network as a priority, and before any new rail lines are added, a Doncaster rail line would not be delivered prior to the completion of the Melbourne Rail Link in 2026.”
The study’s final report, led by engineering firm GRS, confirms many of the recommendations in the draft report, which was released in March last year. Continue Reading…