Meeting the needs of students, businesses and residents
The Coalition for People's Transport is an alliance of community, social justice, environment, local government, disability and transport user groups and is committed to sustainable and equitable transport across Melbourne.
The Coalition for People's Transport stands united in the call for the Rowville rail line - an essential public transport link required for the students of Monash, the employees of the Scoresby Employment Precinct and the people of Rowville.
- Plans for the Rowville rail line were first proposed in 1969 - only a lack of political foresight stopped it from happening.
The Rowville rail line is feasible:
- The Rowville rail line via Huntingdale Station would serve Monash University, the redeveloped residential areas of Waverley Park, the Scoresby Employment Precinct and residents of Rowville.
- The Rowville rail line could carry at least 2,350 people per hour effectively removing the equivalent of one lane of cars from the Monash Freeway - addressing the freeway's infamy as Melbourne's Southeastern carpark.
- Since most of the line would be built on the median strip of North and Wellington Roads, very little land acquisition would be required.
- The Rowville rail line would provide economic benefits to Mulgrave, Wheelers Hill and Rowville.
- Travelling by train to the CBD could take just 30 minutes compared to over 50 minutes by bus or car.
- The total distance of the Rowville rail extension would be just 12.3 km, this pales in significance when compared to recent rail projects in Perth which have been up to 70 km.
- Supported by a comprehensive bus network the Rowville rail line would serve over 100,000 residents, students and business people within the eastern suburbs and provide an efficient and effective alternative to ever increasing petrol prices.
This website and the campaign for rail to Rowville has been organised by outer eastern residents for the people of our outer eastern suburbs ...discover more facts about the Rowville rail line line...