It's time for a train station at Airport West

Visit our new campaign website at stillwaiting.com.au

Still waiting for a train at Airport West? Us too – so we’re doing something about it.

We’re kicking off the next stage of our campaign for a train station servicing Airport West and Keilor East – and we’re asking you to get on board.

From the end of October 2019, you will see buses travelling along Airport West/Keilor East/Tullamarine routes sporting our campaign advertisement.

If you catch a movie at Village Cinemas Airport West any time in November or December, you will also see our cinema advertisement, ‘Still Waiting’. It’s the story of a father from Keilor East and his son. They’ve been waiting for a train for a REALLY long time.


And throughout Moonee Valley, we’ll have outdoor advertisements at sixteen different locations during November.

While you can still visit us here at YourSay for updates, we've also created a new website dedicated to the Station for Airport West campaign. You can find that at stillwaiting.com.au. Over there, we've got:

  • Facts and stats that you can share about why we need a station servicing Airport West and Keilor East
  • An online form so you can send a message to the Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Hon. Jacinta Allan MP
  • A place to order campaign materials – fancy a yard sign for your house? Perhaps a poster and petition for your business? Get them here!

It’s time to end the wait. Your ticket to a station at Airport West is just a click away, so get on board now at stillwaiting.com.au.

Visit our new campaign website at stillwaiting.com.au

Still waiting for a train at Airport West? Us too – so we’re doing something about it.

We’re kicking off the next stage of our campaign for a train station servicing Airport West and Keilor East – and we’re asking you to get on board.

From the end of October 2019, you will see buses travelling along Airport West/Keilor East/Tullamarine routes sporting our campaign advertisement.

If you catch a movie at Village Cinemas Airport West any time in November or December, you will also see our cinema advertisement, ‘Still Waiting’. It’s the story of a father from Keilor East and his son. They’ve been waiting for a train for a REALLY long time.


And throughout Moonee Valley, we’ll have outdoor advertisements at sixteen different locations during November.

While you can still visit us here at YourSay for updates, we've also created a new website dedicated to the Station for Airport West campaign. You can find that at stillwaiting.com.au. Over there, we've got:

  • Facts and stats that you can share about why we need a station servicing Airport West and Keilor East
  • An online form so you can send a message to the Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure, the Hon. Jacinta Allan MP
  • A place to order campaign materials – fancy a yard sign for your house? Perhaps a poster and petition for your business? Get them here!

It’s time to end the wait. Your ticket to a station at Airport West is just a click away, so get on board now at stillwaiting.com.au.

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The QUICK POLL is slanted to get the response you want. Of course if AIRPORT WEST is the only option offered then of course you are going to get all of the voltes. Why isn't EAST KEILOR on the table. IF it was considered you would get a more accurate response.,

Gloria S 12 months ago

Why is MVCC advocating a train station at Airport West? Airport West already has a tram line that services both the shopping centre and Essendon Fields.On the other hand EAST KEILOR and the northern part of AVONDALE HEIGHTS have nothing. The poor people complaining about the time their tram takes to reach the city should live in EAST KEILOR where they would have something to complain about. EAST KEILOR is also the suburb which has the highest proportion of senior residents who no longer drive. Including the photo of the AIRPORT WEST tram in your photo means you do realize that "you already have a tram."

Gloria S 12 months ago

I think having a rail station in airport west will be a great project it will benefit airport west and all surrounding suburbs you can get dropped off and go to airport or to city and it should be build around Westfield shopping centre, lived in airport west for 25 years now I live in Keilor east it will be a shame if the train just went through and locals don't get any benefit by the rail link

Peter bonfa 12 months ago

Every time I am Westfield Airport West, I can see a train line and a nearby plane taking off. Seems like a quick way to use existing infrastructure and deliver an airport link solution.

addymelb about 1 year ago

The tram takes far too long to get into the city and trying to get a car park near a station on the Cragieburn line gets harder and harder. A train station at Airport West would mean no more reliance on cars to get to a train station for those nearby and would increase patronage at Westfield Airport West. This in turn could lead to expansion and a better shopping experience more akin to Highpoint for people further out of Melbourne. There is a train line already running along the back of Westfield so infrastructure is already partly there.

HW17 about 1 year ago

While a train station would be great for Airport West, there are other suburbs in Mooney Valley that have less public transport options. The residents of East Keilor and Avondale Heights only have the option of a bus or a car for commuting. Why isn't the council advocating for these suburbs given that they arguably have a greater need?

Tony about 1 year ago

The State Disability Plan and in particular, the report 'Transport Needs of People with a Disability' highlights the impacts of inadequate public transport structure for people with a disability and identifies train travel as the 2nd highest preferred mode of transport. The most recent Cenus indicates that Airport West has a higher percentage of people with a disability than that of the wider Moonee Valley community and is also higher again than the percentage of people living with a profound and significant disability in Greater Melbourne as a whole. Airport West also has a higher percentage than the state average of people providing unpaid care for someone with a profound and significant disability. People with disabilities and those people caring for them who reside in Airport West would benefit enormously from a train station in Airport West. Trains are by far easier to access than trams or buses. Access to a train station in their suburb would increase their ease of accessibility to their community and the wider Greater Melbourne, leading to an improved quality of life.Further to disability transport needs, consideration must be given to the age demographics of Airport West. Almost 14% of residents make up people aged 10-24, a large proportion of people requiring access to good public transport options in the absence of a drivers licence. They are also a demographic largely made up of students attending secondary and tertiary education who incidentally fall also into the lower end of the economic scale, historically being proportionally reliant on public transport. People aged 65 years and older make up more than 20% of the population in Airport West. In comparison the national average percentage is only approx. 15% of the population falling into this age range. With a reduction in mobility and access to a drivers licence in the aged population, adequate and accessible public transport is critical in maintaining their independence, daily living requirements, community contact and quality of life. These figures are supported by the 2016 Census and Victorian State Disability Plan documents.

ALD2018 about 1 year ago

A train station would make life a lot easier for students getting to school.

MO76 about 1 year ago

A train station would make accessing work in the city so much more practical. It would give us less dependence on driving.

Kate about 1 year ago

I can't tell you how often I have travelled up and down Mascoma St from Strathmore Heights to get to the train station at Pascoe Vale. A station in Airport West, or Essendon Fields, would make the world of difference.

nmorgante about 1 year ago

A train station at Westfield would be perfect for retailers and workers alike. It would be far enough from housing so it will not be a disturbance to residents and it would be something I would personally use daily to get to and from work!

Charlene about 1 year ago

It would take a lot of pressure of Essendon station and others along the craigieburn line and would allow me to get to other local areas without having to drive.

Emma about 1 year ago