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A train line to Wollert

Our community urgently needs a train line to Wollert.  Many residents currently face a two-hour one way commute to work, missing out on important social and family time. 

A train line extension is essential within the next seven years as the population is expected to rapidly grow from 28,000 people living in Epping North and 147 living in Wollert in 2017 to approximately 55,000 in Epping North and 40,000 in Wollert by 2041.  

 

Commitments sought:

  • Commitment 1: Urgently acquire the final 14 per cent of land required for the designated Wollert train corridor via the application of a public acquisition overlay.
  • Commitment 2: Prioritise the Wollert transport links feasibility study as an action for the first year of Infrastructure Victoria’s thirty year infrastructure plan.
  • Commitment 3: Commit to constructing the Wollert train line within seven years to reduce the significant liveability issues caused by traffic congestion.
  • Commitment 4: Provide a rapid bus service as an interim measure and ensure it does not delay development of a train service to Wollert.

Ten minute premium bus service

The introduction of a 10 minute premium bus service from Lalor railway station to Craigieburn Town Centre via Wollert will improve the daily lives of 6,300 local residents in the proposed bus catchment in Epping North.

Importantly it will give users frequent access to the South Morang rail service and easy access to employment and essential services in the Epping Central Activity Centre.

Tram route 86 extension

The extension will allow users of the future Mernda train station to transfer at South Morang to access university campuses, employment hubs and services via a well-connected, high capacity public transport network.

Tram Route 86 (T86) runs along Plenty Road and ends at McKimmies Road, near RMIT in Bundoora. Our residents have long called for the tram route to be extended to the Plenty Valley Town Centre and beyond.

It's important that our community rally together to inform that State Government of the importance of this project, and to let them know that it's a priority in our community.

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