Category: Minister for Public Transport

Pressure Mounts On Drum To Back Regional Rail Revival

Pressure is mounting on the Turnbull Government to back major rail upgrades for the Echuca line announced yesterday as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Revival package. The $1.45 billion package will deliver better train services across regional Victoria and create more than 1,000 jobs. It includes $91 million to upgrade track and […]

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Pressure Mounts On Turnbull To Back Regional Rail Revival

Pressure is mounting on the Turnbull Government to give Victoria the money it’s owed to upgrade regional rail lines across the state. Yesterday the Andrews Labor Government unveiled its $1.45 billion Regional Rail Revival package, which will deliver better regional train services, and create more than 1,000 jobs. The package includes a $435 million upgrade […]

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Plan To Partner With The Private Sector On Airport Rail

The Labor Government will use $10 million of the money it is owed through the Asset Recycling Initiative to develop a new airport rail plan in partnership with the private sector. Both Melbourne Airport and Southern Cross Station are privately operated and there is significant market interest in building a light or heavy rail link […]

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Huge Upgrade To Boost Services For Bendigo And Echuca

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a massive upgrade of the Bendigo to Echuca line to run more trains, more often. The works are part of a $1.45 billion Regional Rail Revival package unveiled today, which will deliver major upgrades to every regional passenger line in the state and create more than 1,000 jobs. $91 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Northern Victoria Region

Another Historic W-Class Tram Expertly Restored In Bendigo

Another historic W-Class tram is on its way back to Melbourne after being restored to its former glory by a dedicated team of Bendigo Tramways staff and volunteers. Minister for Public Transport and local Member Jacinta Allan visited the Bendigo Tramways Depot and Workshop today to see the recently restored tram 981 before it departs […]

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Construction Begins On Melbourne’s Newest Rail Line

Construction has kicked off on the brand new rail line to Mernda that will carry train services to the heart of one of Victoria’s fastest growing areas. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green in Mernda today to mark the start of works on the Andrews Labor Government’s extension […]

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All Night Public Transport On Weekends Here To Stay

The Andrews Labor Government will make all night public transport on weekends a permanent feature of the world’s most liveable city. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined hospitality and healthcare workers today to announce $193.2 million over the next four years to make Night Network permanent. The landmark Night Network trial, a key election […]

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Fourth Train For North East Line Now Taking Passengers

The fourth train for the north east line is now in service, boosting comfort and reliability for local passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan welcomed the introduction of the new train – part of the Andrews Labor Government’s boost to rolling stock for Victoria’s north. Previously, three five-carriage trains operated on the north east […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Better Trains, Stations And Buses For Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading trains, stations and buses in Gippsland to get people home safer and sooner. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing in Traralgon today to announce three new carriages for Traralgon services and release the Labor Government’s Gippsland Rail Corridor Station Upgrade Program to […]

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Bids In For Biggest Public Transport Project In State’s History

The bids for the Metro Tunnel and five new stations are in, as work ramps up on the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history. Acting Premier Jacinta Allan today announced that the final bids for the $6 billion Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership (PPP) have been received, and are being assessed by the […]

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