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Victorian Government Saves Iconic Overland Train Service

The Victorian Government has stepped in to save the iconic Overland train service between Melbourne and Adelaide – providing certainty to regional jobs, tourism and travel for Western Victorians. Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll announced the Government will enter into a new three-year agreement to fund the historic service – guaranteeing a future for […]

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New Cleaning Jobs Keeping Public Transport Safe

Cleaning on Melbourne’s tram network will be intensified, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $500 million Working for Victoria initiative. More than 300 jobseekers have been hired to sanitise trams over the past few weeks in a major boost to cleaning services on the network. The workers are carrying out additional cleaning between 7am and […]

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Rail Safety Warning As More Children Return To School

With thousands more students returning to classrooms across Melbourne tomorrow, children are being warned to be safe around trains. The return to school of students in Grade 3 to Year 10 means more children will be moving around the network, and extra vigilance will be needed around trains. There are more than 230 rail safety […]

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Sleeper Replacement Program Supports Local Jobs

Passengers on the Warrnambool line can look forward to a more comfortable and reliable service thanks to the installation of 27,000 new concrete sleepers. The Andrews Labor Government is funding the $8.1 million sleeper replacement, which has been brought forward to 9 June to keep track workers, suppliers and contractors working during the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Helping Keep Jobs In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government has worked with unions, Alstom and Bombardier to secure a jobs transfer between two major manufacturers, retaining highly skilled train builders in Ballarat. The majority of Alstom’s permanent manufacturing staff will be redeployed to work on the VLocity train maintenance program at Bombardier’s Ballarat factory while work continues on the X’Trapolis […]

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Massive Bendigo Rail Project Complete

Passengers on the Bendigo line can look forward to more comfortable and reliable journeys following the replacement of 48,000 sleepers thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The $16.1 million project to replace timber sleepers with concrete between Sunbury and Bendigo has been completed months ahead of schedule, with crews working through the night to minimise […]

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Major Tram Works To Improve Route 58

The Andrews Labor Government is carrying out major tram works along Route 58 in Melbourne’s inner north, creating a more reliable and comfortable journey for passengers. The $3.7 million works between Grantham Street and Dawson Street in Brunswick West will take place from Friday 22 May, until Monday 1 June. The works will include replacing […]

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Better Public Transport For Caroline Springs

People living in Caroline Springs will have better connections to trains to and from the city, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today announced from 12 July, Route 462 buses will be extended to Caroline Springs Station for the first time, while Route 460 buses will have a brand-new […]

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Contractor Appointed To Build Craigieburn Station Car Park

The Andrews Labor Government is more than doubling car parking at Craigieburn Station, making it easier for people living in the outer northern suburbs to find a park in the morning before catching the train. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today announced that Civilex has been appointed to deliver the works, which will bring […]

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Design Unveiled For New North East VLocity Trains

The Andrews Labor Government has released final designs for the new, comfortable and more reliable VLocity trains for the North East line. Last year, the Department of Transport and V/Line met with key stakeholders from North East Victoria to hear firsthand what locals need for long-haul journeys. This feedback has been used to design modern, […]

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