Jul 31, 2012

Regional Rail Link Information Hub opens for business

A brand new Regional Rail Link Community Information Hub opened today on the site of the future Wyndham Vale station in the rapidly growing Manor Lakes estate.

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said the Regional Rail Link would provide the foundation for the growth of public transport in Victoria.

“The Information Hub will be an integral source of information for people across the whole Regional Rail Link corridor, providing the latest project updates as well as access to the people making the project happen”

“Wyndham’s fast-growing community and people in regional cities alike will be able to see how the project will improve reliability and capacity for thousands of passengers,” Mr Albanese said.

Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Edward O’Donohue joined Regional Rail Link’s Community Reference Group Chair, John Nicol and Wyndham representative, Peter Maynard, to officially launch this important project initiative.

“The Regional Rail Link is a major project for Melbourne’s west, so it is fitting to establish an Information Hub at the site of a future major transport hub – we want people to be able to see in person what this project will deliver for Victoria.

“Visitors to the Hub will be able to view 3D models of Tarneit and Wyndham Vale stations, watch realistic animations of the future railway and its new and upgraded stations, and, through time-lapse photography, witness the exciting progress of construction works,” Mr O’Donohue said.

The Regional Rail Link is Australia’s largest infrastructure project, providing a major new rail line that will separate regional trains from metropolitan trains, increasing capacity and reliability.

While visitors are welcome to drop in at any time during normal business hours, dedicated and knowledgeable project team members are on hand to speak with visitors at the following days and times:

  • Tuesdays 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Thursdays 10:00 am to 1.00 pm
  • Every second and fourth Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Victorian governments, with the Australian Government contributing $3.225 billion.