Provide a regional south eastern corridor dedicated rail track
The Dandenong line is one of Melbourne’s most congested lines. Its two tracks are shared by Metro’s Pakenham and Cranbourne trains, V/Line’s Gippsland services and freight trains. The result is peak-hour overcrowding that is consistently worse than most other lines.
Dedicated regional rail tracks on the south eastern corridor will separate regional passengers and freight from metropolitan trains, easing congestion and reducing travel time. This will also encourage more people to use the train service instead of private transport.