Melbourne Metro Train Tunnel, and New Parkville Station, Announced by Government

John BrumbyPLANS to unveil a $100 million underground rail line that would better link the Melbourne CBD to the northern and western suburbs, were unveiled today by the State government.

The new line will link Flinders Street and Melbourne Central stations to a new underground station at Parkville, which will serve hospitals and the University of Melbourne. A train link will also go to Footscray, which has been earmarked as the possible stop for an Airport-to-city link, using an industrial-only train line that extends from near Tullamarine, to St Albans.

Below is the State Government statement about the proposal:

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