Stopping all stations to Monash
Monash University has today welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement that a Monash station servicing our Clayton campus will be part of the first stage of the Suburban Rail Loop.
The Victorian Premier, the Hon Daniel Andrews MP, announced $2.2 billion to build the first section of the Suburban Rail Loop, with works to commence in 2022.
Starting at Southland, the new underground rail line will connect through Clayton to a stop at Monash University, and then move through Glen Waverley and Burwood before reaching Box Hill.
For the Monash Technology Precinct, which Monash University sits at the epicentre of, this station will support connectivity and employment across the innovation hub. Importantly, it will also improve community access to the Victorian Heart Hospital which is set to open in 2022.
Monash University is the epicentre of the Monash Technology Precinct, the largest employment hub outside the CBD, where access and development will be much enhanced by the Suburban Rail Loop. Importantly, it will also improve community access to the Victorian Heart Hospital which is set to open in 2022.
Monash University President and Vice Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AC said she was delighted to see Monash University prioritised in the first stage of the Suburban Rail Loop.
“Monash University has been actively pursuing a rail station for decades. We are Australia’s largest university - on any given day the campus attracts more than 50,000 people, the population size of a major regional city,” Professor Gardner said.
“A station at our Clayton campus will streamline the commute for thousands of students and staff. We are already at the centre of Victoria's biggest jobs hub outside of the CBD, and the Suburban Rail Loop will attract many more to the expanded employment opportunities from start-up to multinationals, aligned with our research and development, technology and innovation focus.”
Monash University will work with the Suburban Rail Loop Authority to ensure travellers enjoy a connected, vibrant and user-driven arrival experience at the campus.