Category: Minister for Public Transport

First New Hybrid Bus Ready To Hit Melbourne Roads

The first of 50 new Hybrid technology buses for Melbourne’s bus network will take its first passengers next week, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The new Victorian-built buses will be progressively rolled out across the next three years and will operate across bus routes in Wyndham, Oakleigh and Sunshine. The buses will reduce fuel […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New Bus Fleet Order Creates 20 Ballarat Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is creating up to 20 new jobs in Ballarat, as it delivers a more reliable and comfortable fleet of buses to run across Melbourne’s public transport network. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today visited Ballarat automotive manufacturer OzPress Industries, which has partnered with South East Asia’s largest bus body builder […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Ministers

Gippsland Line Passengers Urged To Plan Ahead During April

Construction teams will work around the clock to upgrade metropolitan lines shared by Gippsland trains between 6 and 23 April, as part of the state-wide Autumn transport construction blitz, with free travel to be offered during the entire period. A mix of express and semi express buses will replace all Gippsland trains for the duration […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Myki Goes Mobile

Passengers with an Android smartphone will be able to use their phone to pay for travel on Victoria’s public transport network from Thursday, 28 March. Mobile myki will make travel easier for passengers as they won’t need to carry a separate physical card and will be able to top up quickly when funds are low. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

More Ways To Top Up Quickly On Train And Tram

Passengers will have more options to quickly top up their myki and check their balance with 40 more Quick Top Up and Enquiry Machines (QTEMs) to be installed across the train and tram network this month. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today announced the rollout of the new machines, which allow passengers to top […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Ministers

Preserving The Historic Queenscliff Station

The Andrews Labor Government’s upgrade to the historic Queenscliff Station building is now complete, preserving it for the future and ongoing use by tourist heritage group, the Bellarine Railway. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville joined staff and volunteers from the Bellarine Railway today to celebrate the completion of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Ministers

Record Road Investment In Melbourne’s West Picks Up Pace

Drivers can look forward to better journeys in Melbourne’s west as work ramps up on key road upgrades and bridge improvement work as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Suburban Roads Upgrade. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today visited the site of the first bridge upgrade at Hyde Street in Spotswood, which is part […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Jet Past The Traffic On The Train To Avalon Airshow

Getting to this year’s Avalon Airshow will be cheaper and more convenient than ever before thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. In a Victorian first, passengers can buy public transport tickets at a 25 per cent discount when they purchase their ticket to the Avalon Airshow, with extra trains and buses getting people to and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Keeping School Children Safe At Level Crossings

As Victorian students head back to school after the summer break, they will be encouraged to stay safe around level crossings thanks to a new educational partnership between Metro Trains and Victoria Police. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today visited Yarraville station to launch the new Joint Education Taskforce. Codenamed Operation Jet, the taskforce […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Campaign To Save Lives On The Rail Network

The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind a digital campaign aimed at saving lives by reminding those doing it tough about the support available to them. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said the Pause. Call. Be Heard. campaign was an important step for the Labor Government in reducing suicide rates. The campaign, developed by […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport