Planning to begin on proposed new tram route between Caulfield and Rowville via Chadstone

THE Victorian Government last week announced plans to make it easier for locals in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs to get between Caulfield and Rowville, with planning and design to begin on a new tram route to connect the precincts.

E-Class Tram at Spring Street, Melbourne
Above: E-Class Tram at Spring Street, Melbourne / Yarra Trams.

The route would provide a fast, alternative transport option for thousands of Victorians who travel to the area to work, study and shop. Stage one would link Caulfield Station to Monash University's Clayton campus via Chadstone Shopping Centre then to Rowville via Waverley Park.

It would also make it easier for residents to access the key rail interchange at Caulfield Station and Monash University's Caulfield campus.

The proposed corridor would begin near Caulfield Station, stop at Chadstone Shopping Centre and finish near the intersection of Blackburn and Wellington Roads, outside Monash University's Clayton campus, then extend to Rowville.

The corridor aligns with the employment hub that houses the Australian Synchrotron, the Monash Medical Centre and the future Victorian Heart Hospital.

The Victorian Government will provide $3 million in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 for design and planning works to examine alignments, park and ride options, stop locations, cost and travel time benefits.

Photo: E-Class Tram at Spring Street, Melbourne / Yarra Trams / Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0.

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