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One Million Passengers Use Mernda Rail Extension

More than one million passengers have used the $600 million Mernda Rail line, nine months on from the extension opening. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green today visited Mernda station where passenger trains were returned by the Andrews Labor Government last August for the first time in 60 […]

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New Train Drivers To Increase Regional Reliability

V/Line will soon have more drivers than ever before thanks to a 20 per cent increase in drivers by the end of next year, helping deliver more reliable services across the entire regional network. As part of an intense period of recruitment and training, around 30 fully qualified drivers have come on board across the […]

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Next Stage Of Staff Safety Campaign

The next phase of V/Line’s ‘We wear your words’ campaign has been launched today, reminding regional train passengers to treat its staff with respect when travelling across Victoria. The latest version of the campaign has been rolled out across the V/Line network from today, reminding passengers of the impact that aggressive and anti-social behaviour can […]

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Encouraging More Women To Drive Our Trains

More women are being encouraged to take up a career on Melbourne’s rail network as applications open for the next generation of Metro train drivers. The Andrews Labor Government’s massive expansion of the train network – including the Metro Tunnel, a record number of weekly services, and the introduction of new, bigger trains – means […]

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Aboriginal Artwork To Cover New Train

The first new high capacity train to hit the tracks will also be the Melbourne’s longest moving canvas, with artworks by local Aboriginal artists and collectives shortlisted to cover the state-of-the-art train. Four Victorian First Peoples artists and collectives are in the running to create a unique artwork for the first High Capacity Metro Train […]

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Heritage Listed Heavy Harry To Be Protected

Victoria’s only heritage listed steam locomotive is being preserved for the future, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne announced a roof would be installed over steam locomotive H220, also known as Heavy Harry, during a visit to the Australian Railway Historical Society (ARHS) Museum in Newport today. Heavy Harry […]

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Safety Upgrades For Nicholson Street Tram Stops

Three tram stops on Nicholson Street will be upgraded over the next week, making it safer and easier for passengers to get on and off trams on one of Melbourne’s busiest routes. The improved stops on Route 96 between Brunswick Road and Blyth Street will include larger waiting areas, better lighting and improved shelter, and […]

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Better Cameras To Make Train Travel Safer

The Andrews Labor Government has upgrade Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at almost every Melbourne train station, providing clearer images and making it easier to retrieve footage and catch offenders. Since 2016, more than 2,300 digital cameras have been installed across 185 metropolitan stations. The new cameras have replaced ageing and grainy analogue technology with […]

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First New Hybrid Bus Ready To Hit Melbourne Roads

The first of 50 new Hybrid technology buses for Melbourne’s bus network will take its first passengers next week, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The new Victorian-built buses will be progressively rolled out across the next three years and will operate across bus routes in Wyndham, Oakleigh and Sunshine. The buses will reduce fuel […]

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New Bus Fleet Order Creates 20 Ballarat Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is creating up to 20 new jobs in Ballarat, as it delivers a more reliable and comfortable fleet of buses to run across Melbourne’s public transport network. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today visited Ballarat automotive manufacturer OzPress Industries, which has partnered with South East Asia’s largest bus body builder […]

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