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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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Finding Our Old Trains A New Home

The Andrews Labor Government has started the process of finding new homes for the more than 800 train carriages, locomotives and trams that have been retired, or will be retired in coming years. The start of the Expression of Interest process is the first step in helping the Labor Government repurpose the retired trains and […]

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Improving Safety At St Mary’s College Seymour

The Andrews Labor Government is improving safety for the 400 students and teachers at St Mary’s College in Seymour by helping fund a new boundary fence alongside the adjacent North East Railway corridor. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited the school to announce $10,000 from the […]

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Sleeper Replacement Works Move To Shepparton Line

The Andrews Labor Government’s sleeper line replacement has moved to the next phase, with crews working through the night to replace tens-of-thousands of sleepers between Seymour and Shepparton. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited Seymour where crews began replacing the first of 37,000 sleepers on the […]

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When Melbourne Sleeps, The Spy Tram Comes Out To Survey

A specially-equipped tram has been scouring Melbourne’s tram network at night to inform future maintenance and infrastructure works. The ‘spy tram’, as it’s known, has travelled 500 kilometres surveying the entire Melbourne tram network to collect data on the condition of key tram infrastructure such as tracks, wires and tram stops. Using state-of-the-art 3D lasers, […]

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Urging Drivers To Take Care Around Trams

Drivers are being warned to take extra care around trams as part of a new campaign from the Andrews Labor Government. The Trams Can’t Swerve campaign follows a worrying increase in collisions between trams and cars over the last few years. The month-long campaign, which will roll out from Sunday, features advertising on buses, tram […]

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Delivering More Train And Bus Services For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for passengers on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines to plan their journeys with changes to train timetables. The changes will see some services on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines departing slightly earlier or later for a more reliable journey, as more people choose to catch public transport. […]

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New Appointments To V/Line Corporation Board

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of three new Directors to the V/Line Corporation Board, along with a second term for existing Director Rachel Thomson. All Directors bring to the V/Line Board a wealth of relevant experience and knowledge, across a broad range of industries. Returning Director Rachel Thomson has more than 20 […]

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