It's time for a train station at Airport West

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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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A station at Keilor Eat and Airport West is most welcome and will help alleviate the major public transport gap that the residents in both this area are facing. I live in Keilor East and work in the city. I would love to use public transport to and from work and also to get around Melbourne. However not having direct access to the Metro network despite being so close to the city is really a shame.Melbourne Airport Rail (MARL) has been announced by again the state government with Sunshine route been considered as the preferred option.The brand new twin-track rail line will start at the Airport Station and be built along the Albion - Jacana freight corridor connecting to the new Metro Tunnel via Sunshine station hub.It is proposed that the new High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) will be used in this train line similarly to the Sunbury - Pakenham / Cranbourne Line . If used with modern high capacity signalling it can deliver a ‘turn up and go’ type service meaning more frequency of trains - some of which can be used as express service to address the travel time issue between the airport and city.Unfortunately still there is no plans currently to build any trains stops between Sunshine station and the Airport station.Online engagement has now commenced seeking feedback and suggestions from the community regarding the project.This will be a good opportunity to voice your opinion on how a metro stations that services the Keillor East / Airport West area will benefit the wider community giving access to major public transport.See link below where you can add your comments via the interactive feedback map. This page also contains a link to a virtual information session. (http://consultationspace.com/MAR/)https://engage.vic.gov.au/melbourne-airport-rail?fbclid=IwAR2V0cup5DzDVue4SJzx68z1_7cKLT1teVlRjHE2Br1jeCFD1PCeP7t0-j4

HC_K about 1 month ago

Its all well and good for those who don't live directly against that line to say to use the existing train line running through airport west and east Keilor but would you like it running infant or behind your house. i will fight against high density rail running against my back fence every 15 minutes. Not to mention the derelict car parking and congestion and theft that will arise from it. have a look at the facts of crime and assaults that happen around train station across Melbourne. Wake up locals please we live in a safe house zone and would like to keep it that way.

mickz 3 months ago

I definitely support a train station in Keilor EAST. Keilor East is relatively close to the city but as far as public transport goes, you wouldn't think so.The time and effort it takes to get a bus to the Essendon Station and into the city is really unacceptable. We need better. And trying to get a car park at the Essendon Station; well, just forget it.

Hermione over 1 year ago

I absolutely agree that Airport West would benefit immensely from a train station, but I echo the comments of those before me that residents of Keilor East are also deserving of their own station. As has been mentioned previously, there is enough room, and the presence of two stations will minimise the congestion you would expect to see at a single site. Of course the cost has to be considered, but maximising accessibility for as many people as possible will ensure maximal utility and return on investment in ticket fares. More public transport will also make the area more attractive for potential residents and the local economy also stands to benefit from this.Please don’t wait for the congestion to become even more unmanageable than it already is. Look forward and plan for growth now. Otherwise we’ll be here again in 15 years’ time when you’re making the case for a Keilor East station that should have been on the agenda in the first place.More public transport is great but only if it is accessible to as many people as possible.

Adrienne over 1 year ago

If Airport West is the ONLY option then let’s get it done pronto!! Although I agree with many others in saying Keilor East desperately needs a train!! It is a simple solution. The train line already exists through Airport West and East Keilor. You could easily convert it to dual gauge and run it from the airport a few kilometres away. Essendon station is no longer an option for residents to go to as there is no available parking and trains are over capacity now.

Wayne over 1 year ago

East Keilor needs a train line. Our closest station is Essendon so it’s almost quicker to drive into the city than it is to drive to the station, and of course there is never any parking available anyway. Airport West residents at least have the option of the tram, whereas East Keilor has one bus. Ideally there would be stations at both East Keilor and somewhere near Westfield so that those that can’t drive could catch a train to Westfield to do their shopping. It’s not that hard to work out Government sheep. Stop letting costs dictate what should be a standard service in inner Melbourne when you are prepared to throw a lazy billion on tearing up a piece of paper.

Lisa Pardo over 1 year ago

I have lived in Airport West for 46 years. I feel that there should have been a railway station years ago. As a community we do have access to public transport such as tram and buses. The problem is some of Airport West and the surrounding areas still don’t have access to that (the bottom part of Airport West and some of Tullamarine). The trams may run on time but the buses are a whole different matter they are either running late all the time or they leave early and they only run every half hour. The buses are a bad service in Airport West and the areas they do service. This station would also take the pressure off other stations that people may use now. This would help Airport West and all of the surrounding areas as well as bring in more business. You never know if it happens it could be put at Westfield and maybe they would then pay for some of it.

kangaz13 over 1 year ago

We completely agree Airport West needs to station and are pleased to see you are advocating for it.But you have overlooked Keilor East. It has the larger population and certainly has the room. There is a lot of vacant land just of Keilor Park Drive for a new suburban station.If we have that many trains rolling through our suburb (Keilor East), then surely the larger population should benefit from a station?Please advocate for both.Please visit the facbook page and joinhttps://www.facebook.com/KeilorEastStation/ ps i currently drive all the way to Coburb station everyday as Essendon Station has no available parking and you have to squeeze on like sardines

Keilor East Station over 1 year ago

I strongly support the addition of a train station at Airport West, but honestly; the current rail network plans don't even come close to addressing the embarrassing under-served black hole of public transport in Melbourne's North-West.The Airport rail link really needs to be built as a new, direct line through Maribyrnong, Avondale Heights, Keilor East, Airport West etc.Currently if you live in most of these suburbs, you might be living less than 10km from the Melbourne CBD yet it will either take you over an hour through multiple bus/train changeovers to travel in to work, or require you to just drive 2/3 of the journey distance to reach the nearest train station anyway.When I saw the business case for the suburban rail loop suggested adding four new stations to the southeast, and ZERO new station in the west it was like a slap in the face.I understand that historically the policy makers have significantly preferenced serving the rich-folk over in the southeast rather than the poors over in the west, but these rail plans just seem like blatant pork-barrel politics.

khdownes over 1 year ago

I live in Airport West and travel to the CBD for work 6 days a week and also frequently fly out on business from Tullarmarine. Living in this suburb can be a problem using public transport to get the airport, trying to catch a taxi from the airport can prove to be challenging as the taxi drivers don't want to take a short ride but of course it really isn't a short walk!!!! To me it seems like a no brainer to have an airport in Airport West, the suburb is growing substantially with a much younger generation moving in that need to travel for work.

bri_scully over 1 year ago

I live in airport west and travel to Melbourne cbd for work everyday. My commute, like so many others in the region involves driving to essendon or glenbervie stations where I park in a residential street. Driving 7km each way to get to a train station is just crazy, yes, there is the tram but I live on the furthest side of airport west, and with the congestion on Keilor road the tram is a slow and unweildly option. Other friends in the area have given up on PT altogether an just drive to Melbourne instead. A train station in APW would remove many cars from essendon and surrounding suburbs, and the Tullamarine freeway. Commute times for cbd commuters would be reduced by 20+ minutes each way! The suburb is growing substantially with older 70s houses being demolished and replaced by townhouses, this is essential infrastructure for the area!

Lauren almost 2 years ago

I live in Airport West and work in Geelong. At the moment, there is no public transport available for me to use and I have to drive 20mins to Deer Park Station and jump on the the vline everyday.Airport West is a public transport blackhole no matter where you want to travel.

Gary almost 2 years ago

I believe that we require train station in Airport West where is connected to last stop of tram 59. Therefore it will benefit from business and most of residents in Moonee Valley. Also it is another option to reach the CBD for travelers in case of maintenance or catastrophic event in the part of the Airport Link.

yunyun_zhang almost 2 years ago

I don't live in the area, but think putting in a train station at airport west is a great idea. It would help ease traffic congestion around Keillor road and make the area more accessible. The closest station being at Essendon is no longer practical, as this is already bursting at the scenes... Well overdue infrastructure and heavily needed as traffic congestion becomes intolerable with the number of apartments going up on Keilor road. Moonee valley. You are collecting a lot more rates, it's about time you lobbied hard to get the proper transport infrastructure in to support what you are happy to collect in additional rates... Eli

Eli almost 2 years ago

Fantastic news to near airport west is being considered for a station, wow wow wow, so so needed. This pocket is very underresourced for rail, Ben Carroll,has been lobbying for Niddrie and Airport West for many years. I have written Daniel Andrews,sent numerous posts and correspondence about the need for a station. Ignored... From Avondale Heights, East Keilor, Niddrie, Airport West, Tullamarine. NO STATIONS why..... lets get behind this local residents now is the time to shout it out loud, We need a station to the airport, we need a station to the city.how many taxis have refused to take me to Niddrie, hundreds, too short a trip, no other transport u less for a 10 kilometre trip you take public transport to airport, it takes 1hr 20 mins to go 10 kilometres. Where else in Melbourne does it take 1.20 mins to go 10 kilometres. Please tell me. Where you go into the city away from your destination, then back past where you started to take you where you need to go. Insanity. Our transport is the worst i have ever travelled on. It’s quicker to go from Geelong to the airport than from Niddrie to airport. Mmmmmmm Mmm try to get to the city from Niddrie, walk, bus, tram, train...airport west in under 1.5 hours. , go figure we are 11 kilometres from CBD tram 60mins if you are lucky with traffic in busy times. Drive to Essendon station no parks available, traffic takes 20 minutes. We need a station For our corridor of suburbs mentioned above. It’s not rocket science line has been there for years. I’m so tired of this please build it and they will come,

Isa almost 2 years ago

Being a resident of Keilor Park it would be a great benefit to have a closer station than essendon. A station at westfield is good as long as there is enough parking available for commuters

KParkresident almost 2 years ago

I support a train station at either east Keilor or airport west which are both mostly public transport black holes

SamanthaN almost 2 years ago

Absolutely needed, constantly driving kids to Essendon Station for access to city. Or needs to walk to tram stop the train from city. Airport West growing all the time

Shadchiti about 2 years ago

Airport West is the obvious choice with a bus hub servicing other suburbs and the rail line near the shopping centre. The shopping Centre could be redeveloped at the same time. This should have been done forty years ago.

michaelgreenhalgh3 about 2 years ago

I think having a train station at Airport West will benefit many and most importantly it will be of great benefit to those who arrive from Tullamarine Airport who may wish to use the train line as well. There is currently a bus from Melbourne Airport that goes to Airport West but it is not that often. Most major cities in the world provide a train station close to their airports, especially for backpackers etc

Mitch13 about 2 years ago