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Project benefits

Melbourne Airport Rail will make it easier for people to get to and from the airport.

This new link to the airport will deliver the following benefits:

Reduced congestion when travelling to the airport

Passenger numbers at Melbourne Airport are expected to almost double by 2038 to more than 67 million people. Melbourne Airport Rail will help meet this increased demand, alleviating pressure on our roads.

Easier access

Sunshine Station will be upgraded making it easier for metropolitan and regional passengers travelling to and from the airport.

Support the development of the Sunshine Precinct

An upgraded Sunshine Station would support the development of the Sunshine employment and innovation cluster, building upon its well-established facilities and services.