Category: Minister for Public Transport

Kyneton Locals Get On Board The Improved Bus Network

Bus patronage has increased by 45 per cent in Kyneton since the Andrews Labor Government introduced the new bus network in April. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne was in Kyneton today to mark the success of the new bus network which has delivered more bus services, across more days, and with better connections to […]

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New Chair For V/Line Corporation

The Andrews Labor Government has announced Gabrielle Bell as the new Chair of the V/Line Corporation Board. Ms Bell has been a Board Director at V/Line since July 2015 and will take over from Jeroen Weimar. Mr Weimar was recently appointed Deputy Secretary, Transport Operations, under the new Department of Transport structure, having been the […]

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Next Order Placed For Our Newest VLocity Trains

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on and delivering its promise to build new VLocity trains – with the latest batch ordered to meet growing demand for regional rail services. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today visited Bombardier in Dandenong, who will build the next six VLocity trains, supporting 100 direct jobs and hundreds […]

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Works To Improve Reliability On The Upfield Line

Works to improve reliability on the Upfield line are ramping up with track, signal and electrical upgrades to take place this week – improving reliability for passengers. Between tonight and Wednesday, crews will carry out works to compact rock under the tracks, points renewal and upgrades to improve electrical flow across the line. The works […]

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Essential Works To Keep Geelong Line Moving

Vital maintenance works will be carried out along the Geelong line and construction will ramp up on the new train storage yard at Wyndham Vale this weekend to boost reliability for local passengers. The works include the installation of signalling equipment and underground cabling, and drainage and other track works. As a result of these […]

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Bus Boost For Melton, Rockbank And The Growing West

Passengers in Aintree, Melton South and Rockbank are a step closer to having two new bus routes and improved bus services with a contract being awarded and services to start later this year. The Andrews Labor Government will invest in two new bus routes – Routes 444 and 454 – that will be run by […]

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

Locals To Have Say On Sale Bus Changes

Locals are invited to have their say on proposed changes to the Sale bus network, which will get more passengers to more areas, with more trips per day and services on Saturdays for the first time. The proposed changes will deliver two extra routes, better coverage and 30 extra trips per day across the network […]

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

12 Months Of Trains On The Mernda Line

It’s been one year since the Andrews Labor Government returned rail services to Mernda, with passengers making more than 1.8 million trips on the line in 12 months. The Mernda line extension opening marked the return of the first passenger train to Mernda in almost 60 years, since the last diesel train ran to Whittlesea […]

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

Night Works To Boost Ballarat Line Reliability

Essential maintenance works will be carried out overnight on the Ballarat line this week as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s ongoing investment to boost reliability. Ballarat line passengers who use late evening services are asked to plan ahead with weeknight works scheduled from Monday to Wednesday this week. With no trains running from 8.30pm […]

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Extra Geelong Services For Bumper Events Weekend

Extra services will run on the Geelong line giving regional passengers more options to get where they need to go over one of the busiest weekends on the state’s events calendar. Geelong residents will find it easier to enjoy everything Victoria has to offer this weekend as they head to Melbourne’s White Night, the Australian […]

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