Doncaster Rail Study

Did you know there was a Doncaster Rail Study?

The Doncaster Rail Study is an independent investigation into a heavy rail connection from the Melbourne CBD to Doncaster.

The Doncaster Rail Study consists of two phases:

  • Phase One will identify and investigate a number of heavy rail options that could connect Melbourne’s CBD to the Doncaster area
  • Phase Two scope of work will depend on the outcomes of Phase One.  It may include more detailed planning on heavy rail options or consider alternative options.

Who is funding and backing the Doncaster Rail Study?  It sits within the portfolio of work carried out by PTV (Public Transport Victoria) and consists of a partnership of four key engineering firms lead by URS, with a number of supporting sub-contractors including AECOM, Aurecon and Sinclair Knight Merz.  Source

Doncaster Rail Study

$6.5 million has been allocated to examine a number of options for a high quality heavy rail link for communities within the Manningham, Boroondara, Yarra, Whitehorse, Banyule and Maroondah municipalities.

Doncaster is an important commercial and civic centre within Melbourne’s North East and the City of Manningham. Although there has been significant growth in patronage of recently upgraded bus services from Doncaster to the CBD, the City of Manningham remains the only metropolitan Melbourne municipality without train or tram services.

Investigations into a Doncaster Rail line will be undertaken in the context of a broader network development strategy – noting other planning initiatives committed to by the government including the Melbourne Airport Rail Link Study and Rowville Rail Feasibility Study.


Doncaster Rail Study, PO Box 312, Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 8009
Telephone: 1800 800 007