Category: Minister for Public Transport

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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Vital Maintenance For Regional Trains Complete

Regional passengers will have more reliable journeys following the completion of vital maintenance on regional tracks near Southern Cross Station thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said that trains have now returned to the Ballarat and Albury lines after V/Line replaced two critical sections of track near Southern Cross […]

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Eye In The Sky To Lift Train Reliability During Cup Carnival

The more than 1000 extra train services running to and from the Melbourne Cup Carnival will be monitored by drones to help keep racegoers moving in and out of Flemington. A new mobile CCTV trailer, complete with thermal night-time imaging to target vandals and trespassers, will also be used along the Flemington Racecourse line. The […]

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Major Works To Keep Route 11 Trams On Track

The Andrews Labor Government is carrying out major works on Route 11 at the St. Georges Road and Miller Street Junction to keep services running smoothly. Yarra Trams will carry out the $3.9 million worth of works from Sunday 10 November until Thursday 21 November, as part of the Labor Government’s ongoing plan to improve […]

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Public Transport The Front Runner To Get People To The Track

The Andrews Labor Government is putting on more than 1,100 extra train and tram services to help move around 300,000 people to and from the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The best way to get to the carnival will be by public transport, with the extra train and tram services providing fast, safe and frequent transport straight […]

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First Victorian Built Electric Bus To Hit The Road

Victoria’s first locally built, fully electric bus will soon begin carrying passengers on one of Melbourne’s busiest routes, thanks to a partnership between the Andrews Labor Government and Transdev. The bus will run on Route 246 between Elsternwick and Clifton Hill via St Kilda before potentially being used across other inner Melbourne routes. The body […]

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Testing Our Largest Trams On Route 58

Melbourne’s largest and newest trams will begin testing on Route 58, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to roll out E-Class trams to more routes. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne announced that testing begins today on Route 58 from West Coburg to Toorak. Route 58 travels from Melbourne’s north, through the CBD […]

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Designing Victoria’s Next Generation Trams And Trains

The Andrews Labor Government is taking the next step in designing next generation trams and regional trains to keep Victorians moving. Manufacturers have been invited to develop proposals and participate in a collaborative design process for the new trams and trains, with design and engineering workshops to be held in coming months. The next generation […]

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Helping Regional Victorians Get To The Royal Melbourne Show

The Andrews Labor Government is offering discounted public transport to make it that little bit easier for regional Victorians attending the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said the reduced cost of travel will be offered to off-peak V/Line services, to assist anyone making the journey from the regions to attend […]

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