|Status:||Announced / at business case stage|
|Value:||$8–13 billion (federal and state funding, plus opportunities for private finance)|
|Timeframe:||Expected to begin 2022 and take 9 years to complete|
|Client:||Rail Projects Victoria (RPV)|
|Primary Contractor:||Aurecon Jacobs Mott MacDonald Joint Venture (AJM JV) had been appointed as technical advisor to the project|
The Victorian government has given the go-ahead to progress the detailed business case for the Melbourne Airport Rail Link (MARL), which will link Tullamarine Airport with the Melbourne CBD. The rail corridor via Sunshine and then onto the CBD is the preferred route.
As part of its market engagement process, Rail Projects Victoria (RPV), which is responsible for the delivery of the MARL, called for Registrations of Interest in September 2018 for industry participants interested in taking part in the project.
The full business case using the Sunshine alignment is expected to be completed in 2020, with construction scheduled to begin by the end of 2022 and take up to nine years to complete.
Image courtesy of Rail Projects Victoria.
Article published on Monday, 09 December 2019