The chances of construction starting this year on the proposed Melbourne airport train service are unlikely according to online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.
The bookie is offering $7.00 for building to begin and $1.07 that it won’t, although they are offering $1.75 that funding will be announced in the upcoming federal budget.
In bad news for Essendon fans, it’s more likely that the train line will begin construction at $1.50 before they win their next flag, offered at $2.50.
“We’ve heard of the road and bridges to nowhere but this is definitely the train to nowhere and the odds suggest we’ll still be waiting for a shovel to go in the sand come next year,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Will construction on the Melbourne rail link start in the next year?
What will happen first?
$1.50 Construction on the Melbourne rail link begins
$2.50 Essendon wins their next AFL premiership
Will the Federal Budget include funding for Melbourne Airport rail link?
Which party will be in federal government when construction begins?