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To: Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll

Put SMARTbuses on the suburban rail loop route

Put SMARTbuses on the suburban rail loop route

Put SMARTbus services on the planned route for the Suburban Rail Loop to create a single SMARTloop that connects Melbourne's universities, employment centres, the airport and middle suburbs NOW rather than in 50 years.

Why is this important?

The Suburban Rail Loop is a great idea and will provide an orbital loop around Melbourne, with new stations connections between major railway lines from the Frankston line to the Werribee line via Melbourne Airport.

Suburban Rail Loop will connect Melbourne’s middle suburbs to priority growth precincts, and link all Victorians to major health, education centres at Deakin, Monash and Bundoora, and outer employment centres.

But it will take 50 years, or more, to build.

Putting SMARTbus services on the route will bring all the benefits of the Suburban Rail Loop to Melbourne residents right now.

In addition, a SMARTbus loop will create a single route that will reduce current overcrowding and address the need for bus upgrades now.

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Reasons for signing

  • It’s just taking too long for the completion of this suburban rail loop. In the meanwhile putting smart bus will solve the problem of traffic congestion and reduce hurdles from getting one point to another.
  • This is a no-brainer. Why wait decades for the train lines to be operable when we can have buses now?
  • There is not a quick and convenient way to travel between train lines without having to go through the city.


2019-11-03 10:25:44 +1100

50 signatures reached

2019-10-28 12:13:54 +1100

25 signatures reached

2019-10-23 21:54:32 +1100

10 signatures reached