Category: Minister for Public Transport

New Rail Qualification For High School Students

In an Australian first, high school students with an interest in rail and construction have just begun a two-year pilot program to get them ready for a career in the rail industry. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne visited the first class of students at the Rail Academy in Newport today to talk about careers […]

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Major Works To Keep Route 86 Trams On Track

The Andrews Labor Government is carrying out major works on Route 86 along Plenty Road to deliver a smoother and more reliable ride for passengers. Yarra Trams will carry out more than $3 million worth of work from Saturday 21 March until Monday 30 March, with crews working around the clock to replace more than […]

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Better Bus Services For Keilor East And Niddrie Passengers

Keilor East and Niddrie locals will soon benefit from new and extended bus services thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne joined Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll to announce the bus network changes to meet growing demand in the area, beginning July 2020. The changes will see buses service the […]

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Works Begin On Hurstbridge Station Car Park

Peak hour parking for motorists in Melbourne’s north-east will soon be faster and easier with works beginning to build up to 120 new and upgraded commuter car parks at Hurstbridge Station. The successful builder, Ace Infrastructure, who has extensive experience constructing station car parks across both regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne, has started construction on […]

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

Melville Road Upgrade Gives Locals Accessible Tram Hub

Route 58 passengers will benefit from more reliable services and improved accessibility along Melville Road, thanks to upgrades by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn today inspected the newly re-opened upgraded tram terminus, which will make it easier for passengers who need assistance to […]

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Working With Industry On Our Rail Freight Priorities

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on leading rail freight and industry representatives to join forces to boost capacity of Victoria’s rail freight sector as part of a new Rail Freight Working Group. Minister for Ports and Freight Melissa Horne and Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today announced the working group, which will bring […]

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Statement On Wallan Train Derailment

A passenger train travelling from Sydney to Melbourne carrying 160 passengers and five crew has derailed near Wallan in Victoria this evening. Tragically, two people are confirmed to have died in the incident and a number of passengers have been injured. An emergency triage area has been established at the BP in Wallan to treat […]

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Statement On Yarra Trams Industrial Action

The Andrews Labor Government will lodge an application with the Fair Work Commission to terminate or suspend the Rail, Tram and Bus Union’s (RTBU) protected industrial action, in a bid to protect the Grand Prix. The RTBU’s decision to take industrial action during the Grand Prix not only impacts the Victorian economy but is another […]

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Extra Trams For The Iconic St Kilda Festival

With 400,000 people expected to head to the bay for the 40th St Kilda Festival next Sunday, the Andrews Labor Government is adding hundreds of extra tram services to get people to the festivities more quickly. Public transport is the best way to get to the event – with reduced parking and a number of […]

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More Support For Wimmera Community Connections

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to keep  communities across the Wimmera connected, with support for a community transport program to continue. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today visited the region to announce a $50,000 investment for the Wimmera Southern Mallee Transport Program to continue for another two years, reducing social exclusion and promoting […]

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