Suburban Rail Loop

A rail line to Doncaster

The Victorian Government's proposed underground rail link will connect suburbs from Cheltenham to Werribee. The Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) includes a Doncaster Station, however construction may be over ten years away.

We are advocating for the station to be built in Stage two. A rail line to Doncaster is critical in connecting Manningham to surrounding suburbs, the CBD and employment, health and universities in Melbourne’s south-east.

Doncaster Station not part of stage one construction

We are strongly advocating to the Victorian Government to include Doncaster Station in Stage two of the SRL.  We are working with stakeholders and the SRL Authority to secure a site location for the future train station.

Why do we need a rail line to Doncaster?

Over 125,000 people in Manningham will benefit from a Doncaster Station. Currently our only public transport option is an over-crowded bus network that is often delayed by traffic congestion.

With Doncaster Hill’s population and traffic continuing to grow, we are urging the Victorian Government to include a Doncaster Station in stage two of the SRL and secure a location for the train station now. 

Manningham is the only municipality without a tram or train line.

Car ownership per household is considerably high and daily public transport use for employment purposes is below the metropolitan average. Our bus system is buckling under pressure to provide enough services and meet capacity for our growing city.  

We will continue to work with the Suburban Rail Loop Authority and the Department of Transport to advocate for improved public transport services to Manningham.   

What’s next?

Council will continue to advocate for a railway station to Doncaster. We want less roads and more public transport options for our community.

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