More than 30 train stops are planned along the northern rail line, including in the southern part of the capital, including a stop in Victoria station.
The move comes after the government said it was planning to expand Victoria’s rail network, adding that new stations were planned along a “new, high-speed railway route that will link Melbourne with the Northern Territory”.
Mr Turnbull’s government said the new trains would take between 20 and 30 minutes to get from Melbourne to Darwin.
“The new train routes will increase the capacity of the existing regional rail network by 20 per cent and improve the capacity on the existing network by between 12 per cent to 16 per cent,” the government’s website said.
In the first phase, trains will run every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.
During the second phase, the train will run on Saturdays and Sundays from April to November.
The government said additional trains would be introduced on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
The new trains will be on the route from Adelaide to Melbourne, and from Adelaide back to Adelaide.
A new train stop in Adelaide, the first to be built along the Northern line, will open in 2021.
There are two new stops planned in Darwin: a new station in Adelaide called the Adelaide Train Station, and a new train station in the city’s CBD called the New Town Station.
This will be the first new station for the Northern Line in more than 30 years.
Mr Turnbull said the Government was building the northern line because of “its economic and cultural importance”.
“I believe this new train route is the most environmentally-friendly way to connect the Northern and Southern Railway, and will also make it easier for the future,” he said.
Mr Turnbull added the new rail line was “an important part of regional and local communities” and was also “a significant step forward for Australia”.
“In addition to providing a new economic and economic opportunity, the new train line will also create a new national asset that will support our state and territory’s future growth,” he added.
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