Category: Minister for Public Transport

First New Buses Hit Melbourne Roads

The first of 100 new buses being built by the Andrews Labor Government have hit Melbourne’s roads, providing a more reliable, comfortable and safer experience for passengers travelling on metropolitan routes. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne visited Volgren’s factory in Dandenong this week to inspect the new buses, which are part of a $16 […]

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New Technology Keeps Tram Passengers Moving

New technology upgrades to the Yarra Trams Operations Centre will minimise the impact of disruptions and incidents on the tram network, helping reduce delays and cancellations for Melbourne passengers. More than 20 highly skilled controllers are now using more technology and real-time data than ever before to keep Melbourne’s tram network moving. A new mega-wall […]

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Gippsland Free Travel During Winter Construction Blitz

Gippsland passengers will receive free travel during July’s winter construction blitz, as critical maintenance is undertaken on the Gippsland line and works continue on the Metro Tunnel. Bus and coach replacements will be provided on the Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston, Traralgon and Bairnsdale lines between Saturday 6 and Sunday 14 July, with trains to return from […]

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School Holiday Effort Focuses On Transport Hub Safety

Police and Authorised Officers (AOs) will join forces during the school holidays to patrol Melbourne shopping centre transport interchanges, watching for fare evaders and antisocial behaviour. The joint effort between 29 June and 15 July is aimed at continuing to reduce fare evasion and improving safety at key transport hubs, which are extra busy during […]

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Boosting Safety And Reliability On Swan Hill Line

The Swan Hill train line is undergoing a four-and-a-half-day blitz of track, signal and structure improvement works thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, helping the line maintain its strong levels of reliability. More than 50 V/Line staff and contractors commenced $3 million worth of upgrades and maintenance on Friday afternoon and will work through until […]

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Bus Boost Begins For Latrobe Valley Locals

Locals in the Latrobe Valley will now have more buses and better connections to existing public transport with an increase in bus services thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is increasing bus services between Moe and Newborough, extending bus hours and ensuring public transport connections to the new GovHub being built in […]

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First Of Ballarat-Built Buses Rolls Off Production Line

The first of 50 new buses being assembled in Ballarat thanks to the Andrews Labor Government rolled out of the OzPress Industries factory today ready for service on Melbourne’s public transport network. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today visited automotive manufacturer OzPress Industries, to see the first vehicle emerge from the Ballarat factory ahead […]

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Bus Boost For South-Eastern Suburbs

Locals will have better connections with two major train lines and links with vital services in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs, with a new bus route set to begin thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The new Route 627 connects Moorabbin Station to Chadstone Shopping Centre, opening up local access to major shopping and leisure destinations in […]

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Mobile Myki Embraced By Victorians

Almost 100,000 Victorian public transport users have used Mobile myki since it was launched just over two months ago by the Andrews Labor Government. Train, tram and bus passengers have quickly adopted the innovative new ticketing option, with nearly 11,000 people using it within the first 24 hours after it was launched on 28 March. […]

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Sandringham Line Targeted During Graffiti Blitz

Graffiti clean-up crews will undertake a blitz on the Sandringham Line this week, as they take advantage of the line being closed as part of ongoing construction on the Metro Tunnel’s eastern entrance. From tonight, Metro Trains clean-up crews will start to remove unsightly graffiti from railway property between South Yarra and Sandringham. Up to […]

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