The long-promised but always-delayed railway link for Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport is back on the agenda, with Victorian Premier Denis Napthine today promising the line will be built under his government.
The state government's May budget is expected to outline the timetable and cost for the city-to-airport line, which would see new tracks built between the Melbourne Airport to Albion, from where it would "join the existing rail network and run through to Southern Cross Station" Napthine said.
Trains would run as frequently as every 10 minutes during peak periods with a total travel time of 25 minutes between Southern Cross station and the airport.
"This project has been on the books for 40 years" Napthine said during his address to the state Liberal Party's council meeting on Sunday. "It is time this rail link was built."
Napthine and his party head to the polls in the Victorian state election on 29 November 2014.
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