Category: Minister for Public Transport

Remember – Play It Safe Around Our Railways

With more train services than ever before, and biggest pipeline of major projects in the state’s history – it’s never been more important to be safe around our rail network. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined the CEO of Public Transport Victoria and Inspector John Felton from Victoria Police at Southern Cross Station today […]

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Better Services, Cheaper Fares And A Stronger Industry

The Andrews Labor Government’s comprehensive reforms to taxi and hire car services have passed parliament, paving the way for better services, cheaper fares and more choice for Victorian passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan welcomed the passage of the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill, which will replace Victoria’s complex licencing regime with a single […]

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V/Line Back On Track After Liberal And National Neglect

A report tabled by the Victorian Auditor General today shows the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment has got V/Line back on track after years of cuts and neglect from the former Liberal and National Government. The former Coalition Government slashed $120 million out of V/Line, hurting services and ultimately passengers. These cuts would have seen […]

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Next Steps Underway In Box Hill Interchange Upgrade

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a committee of passionate local representatives to deliver a redevelopment plan for Box Hill station and bus interchange. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced the Box Hill Transit Interchange Steering Committee today, which will work towards a business case for the redevelopment. The committee will build on the […]

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Bigger, Better Train Bogies Built In Bendigo

Bendigo manufacturer Hofmann Engineering has won a contract to build bogie frames for the largest order of new trains in Victoria’s history, creating 30 new jobs. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today visited the Bendigo workshop where 900 bogie frames will be built for the high […]

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Rail upgrades putting Murray Basin on fast track to growth

Rail upgrades putting Murray Basin on fast track to growth Work underway to standardise rail across regional Victoria under Stage 2 of the $440 million Murray Basin Rail Project Project to better link regional industries with state’s major ports, driving growth Works will take 20,000 trucks off roads each year, cutting crashes and emissions   […]

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Promoting Victorian Rail Infrastructure

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan will leave today for China and Hong Kong to strengthen Victoria’s position as a regional leader in rolling stock manufacturing. The Minister will meet senior government officials and transport industry leaders in Hong Kong, Nanjing, and Changchun to exchange ideas and encourage continued investment in Victoria’s transport projects. The […]

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More Services And More Choice For Regional Passengers

The Andrews Labor Government is getting more regional passengers to all their favourite weekend and evening events, with 151 new train services to start next month. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today unveiled the new V-Line timetable that will begin on 27 August and boost services across the state. The new timetable will add […]

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Upgrade Of Bendigo And Eaglehawk Stations A Step Closer

The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step to upgrade Bendigo and Eaglehawk stations with the award of two contracts for the preliminary design of the $15.8 million redevelopments. The Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan today announced that Arcadis Group has been awarded the contract to undertake the […]

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The Metro Tunnel: More Jobs, More Stations, More Trains

The design and builders for the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history have been selected, paving the way for more trains and the creation of thousands of new jobs across Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today to announce that the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) – a consortium led […]

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