MELBOURNE Airport CEO Chris Woodruff has called for a rail link to be built "sooner rather than later" but warned it wouldn't be a silver bullet.
Speaking at the airport's annual stakeholder event, Mr Woodruff said the aviation hub was spending tens of millions to improve access including "the mother of all elevated loop roads" but "there was only so much we can do".
"We need on a rail link to Melbourne Airport and we need it sooner rather than later. But a train is not a silver bullet.
It won't be enough on its own," Mr Woodruff said.
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So the CEO is now moving into the 21st Century but being dragged I would suggest. A sudden but welcomed change to his outlook on the role rail can and should already be playing at Melbourne.
I can't believe it has taken so long. Of course we need a rail line to the airport and not one operated by anyone else other than the incumbent metro operator. The line should be integrated with the current network and have specialist rollingstock with space for baggage (line the brisbane airport service).