Avalon Airport champions low-cost rail connection from Melbourne CBD

Avalon Airport champions low-cost rail connection from Melbourne CBD
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Melbourne Avalon Airport has proposed an innovative, cost-effective rail connection to bolster the state’s transportation network between the city and its secondary airport.

    In response to potential delays with the Tullamarine Airport rail link, Tony Brun, the CEO of Melbourne Avalon Airport emphasised its readiness to work alongside the State Government on this essential infrastructure project.

    “With Melbourne Avalon Airport serving 80 per cent of passengers travelling to or from Melbourne, we are ideally positioned to support the growing transportation needs of Victoria,” Brun said.

    “This initiative will provide the public with increased choice and competition in airport transportation and also provide vital transportation for the thousands of employees who are currently working on-site at Avalon.

    “We are committed to collaborating with the State Government to bring this solution to fruition within two years.

    “Furthermore, what is important to note and in contrast to those at Tullamarine, the owners of Melbourne Avalon Airport are prepared to help fund and contribute to this project and look forward to renewed discussions with the State Government.

    “Victoria is the fastest-growing state in Australia and Victoria needs both airports to secure strategic long-term benefits for future growth within the state. Together, we aim to set a new standard in airport connectivity that benefits the community at large… Bring it on!”

    (Featured image – Avalon Airport. Source: Qanstruct) 

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