Consistent with the objectives of its formation in April this year, Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has completed a detailed examination of how Melbourne’s train system needs to evolve to meet the needs of the city and of train passengers in the short, medium and long term.
PTV has presented the Minister for Public Transport with the Network Development Plan – Metropolitan Rail (the plan). The plan is intended to inform government in its process of policy formulation and PTV recognises that government will set its priorities accordingly.
The plan is designed to:
- expand the capacity of the existing network to meet the growing needs of the city;
- redesign train services to maximise opportunities for seamless coordination with buses and trams; and
- extend the network to areas currently not served by metropolitan rail.