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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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Better Bus Services For The Stawell Community

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering improvements to Stawell’s bus network that will provide locals with more frequent services six days a week. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne visited Stawell today to to announce more bus services for locals – which from 2 March will combine Stawell’s three existing bus routes into two higher-frequency […]

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More Bus Services, More Often For Horsham Community

Extra services and expanded operating hours will make it easier for Horsham locals to use the bus network to get to school, work and community facilities. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne visited Horsham today to see the new network in action – which includes 96 additional services per week that start earlier and run […]

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State Of The Art Technology Fitted To Comeng Trains

Major upgrades of Metro Train’s Comeng fleet will give passengers clearer and simpler journey information to get them where they need to go. A Comeng test train fitted with upgraded communications equipment is now taking passengers on the Metro network, before a progressive roll-out to 29 trains over the next 12 months. The upgrades include […]

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Connecting Mount Alexander Locals To Vital Services

Mount Alexander locals will have better access to health, recreational and educational services thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards in Castlemaine to announce $123,000 for a new community transport pilot program. The pilot program will provide a new accessible 11-seat bus […]

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New Bus Depot For The Macedon Ranges

The Macedon Ranges has a brand new and expanded bus depot, which is helping to provide more public transport options for locals. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas to officially open Dyson’s bigger and better bus depot in Kyneton. The new bus depot will help Dyson’s deliver the […]

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