We’ve successfully campaigned for the government to upgrade train signalling to improve our train network, buy more trams (and build them right here in Melbourne!) and investigate electric buses.
But we still have much more to do to fix our public transport system.
The Greens have a plan to improve public transport and protect Melbourne’s liveability as our city grows.
We need to bring public transport back into public hands, so that it runs for the public good, not private profit.
We will extend Melbourne Metro and start planning for Melbourne Metro 2 today.
Melbourne Metro 2 is a sustainable alternative to mega toll roads like the East-West toll road and the West Gate toll road. It will connect Fisherman’s Bend with Southern Cross and Flagstaff, Parkville, Fitzroy North, and Clifton Hill.
We also need to upgrade South Kensington Station and make more trains stop there. The Greens will install high-capacity signalling on the Craigieburn line, so trains can run every 3 minutes at Kensington and Newmarket stations.
We also have costed plans to upgrade our most overcrowded tram routes and make them more accessible, and build a new east-west tram in the city’s inner north.
And we’ll build safer cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, and run more frequent and reliable buses including on route 402.
See our statewide transport policies along with details and costings here.
No More Toll Roads
The East West toll road was a disastrous project that would have put more cars on the road, created pollution, and left us in debt for decades.
The Greens joined with the community in a long campaign to stop this toll road, and together, we won!
But now the Labor Government is building the West Gate toll road, a huge new toll road from the Western suburbs into the CBD. The Liberals want to revive the East-West toll road, which could destroy Royal Park and our inner suburbs.
These disastrous toll roads would flood our city with thousands of cars each day, and contribute to congestion and pollution.
These toll roads won’t fix congestion, but they will deliver mega-profits to private toll company Transurban.
Our alternative to toll roads will build better public transport, get trucks off local streets, and ease congestion with West Gate off-ramps for trucks.
Check out our campaign to stop the West Gate Toll Road here.
Celebrating the end of the East West toll road with the local community.