New train maintenance facility to create 120 jobs in Melbourne

Investment in a state-of-the-art train stabling and maintenance facility will ‘help bring train travel to three new stations and provide the biggest boost to weekend travel in a generation,’ Transport Minister Terry Mulder said.

Mr Mulder said the completion of the $220 million Craigieburn Train Stabling and Maintenance Facility would create 120 ongoing jobs in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

The project is a ‘vital piece of infrastructure to allow more trains onto the network’ and ensure Metro has improved facilities to clean and maintain rolling stock.

The facility has been completed ahead of the introduction of a new timetable on April 22 which will create a 10-minute daytime frequency on the Ringwood, Dandenong and Frankston lines.

The new timetable will also integrate the historic extension of the Epping train line to South Morang and the introduction of new stations at Lynbrook and Cardinia Road.

In total 353 new services will be added to the network.

“This is a landmark time for Melbourne’s train network. These projects will help more people access our public transport network and provide greater capacity and reliability to the network as well,” Mr Mulder said.

“The Craigieburn facility is a vital cog to allow more trains on the network and improve services across Melbourne.”

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