Topic: Transport

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Premier

Winter Construction Blitz Wraps Up With New Tram Route

The Route 58 tram has made its first journey along Toorak Road West, as the Andrews Labor Government keeps commuters moving during construction of the Metro Tunnel. The new route means trams can continue to run between South Yarra and the CBD while the new station at Domain is being built. Acting Minister for Public […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Ballarat’s Heritage Goods Shed Takes Flight

Ballarat Station’s bluestone goods shed is a step closer to being restored and reopened to the public, with the Heritage Victoria application for redevelopment works now under consideration. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford inspected the crumbling 19th Century building today and reaffirmed the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to breathe new life into the goods shed. As part of the Labor Government’s $51 million […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region

Ballarat Line Upgrade Kick Starts Regional Rail Revival

The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Revival starts today with Lendlease, Coleman Rail and SMEC now the preferred bidder to transform the Ballarat line. Premier Daniel Andrews announced today that the experienced consortium has been chosen to build the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade, following a competitive evaluation process. The half-a-billion upgrade will duplicate 18 […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier, Western Victoria Region

Real-Time Platform Information For Regional Passengers

Regional passengers will be able to access more information about their train service, making it easier for them to plan their journey. Acting Minister for Public Transport Jaala Pulford today announced real-time platform information was now available on the V/Line website and smartphone app. The new feature gives passengers details about the arrival and departure […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New Transport Accident Commission Chair Appointed

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Penny Armytage as the new Chair of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). Ms Armytage has previously held a number of senior executive positions in the Victorian public service – including 10 years as the Secretary of the Department of Justice and Regulation (DJR). Ms Armytage is currently a partner […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

Labor Government Wins Fight For Bendigo To Echuca Line Upgrade

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the money Victoria is owed by the Federal Government and will deliver a $91 million upgrade to the Bendigo and Echuca lines. The Commonwealth has confirmed that they will provide Victoria the almost $1.5 billion it is owed through the Asset Recycling Initiative for the Regional Rail Revival package […]

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

Victorians Win Fight For Regional Rail Revival

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the funding owed to Victorians to revive our regional rail network including the creation of over 1000 jobs in regional Victoria. The Commonwealth have confirmed that they will provide almost $1.5 billion owed to Victoria under the Asset Recycling Initiative for the Regional Rail Revival program announced as part of […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Northern Victoria Region, Premier, Western Victoria Region

Revitalising the Murray Basin Rail Network

Works to revitalise more than 1,000 kilometres of Victoria’s rail freight network will be underway within weeks, with the McConnell Dowell Martinus Rail joint venture announced today as the successful tenderer for the project. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Acting Victorian Minister for Public Transport Luke Donnellan today announced the contract […]

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

Electronic Stability Control Saves Lives

New research has revealed 41 lives lost on Victorian roads last year could have been saved if the cars involved had been fitted with common safety technology. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined researchers to discuss the potentially life-saving benefits of Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The Transport Accident Commission, Monash University […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety