Doncaster rail line earmarked for Melbourne's east
Buying residential property is a big decision that will be dependent on several factors such as location, price and the proximity of vital services.
With this in mind, the adequacy of public transport is likely to be one important aspect that will be taken into account for buyers deciding where to purchase their new home.
Those looking to buy real estate in Melbourne's eastern suburbs may welcome news of a proposed railway project in the region that aims to improve public transport access to the CBD.
The Doncaster Rail Study phase one draft report, released last week (March 14), outlined several options for a new rail line in the area, with one option emerging as the preferred choice, state minister for public transport Terry Mulder explained.
A rail line along the Eastern Freeway connecting with the Hurstbridge line at Collingwood would carry an estimated 56,000 passengers daily by 2031.
"The Eastern Freeway option would provide a fast, frequent and reliable service between Doncaster and the CBD, with the journey expected to take around 25 minutes," the minister explained.
"The Doncaster rail line would start at the Doncaster Park-and-Ride, and would pass under the Eastern Freeway to a station at Thompsons Road in Bulleen, then cross into the freeway median and on to a station at the Chandler Highway in Kew."