Category: Minister for Public Transport

Working With Industry On Regional Rail Freight

The Andrews Labor Government continues to work alongside industry on the next stages of the Murray Basin Rail Project and the new Freight-Passenger Rail Separation Project. Leading rail freight and farming industry representatives came together last week to provide advice and input to enhance rail freight operations and alignment between the remaining stages of work […]

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Getting On With The Job Of Building The Metro Tunnel

Contractors have been selected to build the twin tunnel entrances of the Andrews Labor Government’s Metro Tunnel Project, which will see dozens of high capacity trains pass through them each hour as part of Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan was at the future site of Parkville Station today […]

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Shining A Light On Flinders Street Station

Victorians will see Flinders Street Station in a whole new light following the unveiling of a new state of the art LED lighting system. Installed as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $100m upgrade of the station, the cutting-edge system can turn the station any colour and can run spectacular light shows for major events […]

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Building Better Infrastructure For Bigger Trains

Work to build longer platforms and replace ageing rail infrastructure will continue during August, to improve reliability along the Cranbourne and Pakenham corridor and to prepare for the testing and introduction of bigger trains. As part of a 11-day August construction blitz, buses will replace trains between Saturday 4 August and Monday 14 August on […]

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Locals Have Their Say On Mooroopna Station

Mooroopna locals and Shepparton line passengers have had their say on the future of the town’s station, after fire destroyed passenger facilities in January this year. Acting Minister for Public Transport Luke Donnellan today announced the outcome of the community consultation in early April, with locals wanting the facilities repaired and the significance of the […]

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Delivering Future Benefits For Maryborough Passengers

The Andrews Labor Government has allocated $130 million to a new rail infrastructure project that will pave the way for more future train services to Maryborough and allow for the return of passenger rail to Dunolly. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan was in Maryborough today to discuss the benefits of the Freight-Passenger Rail Separation […]

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Boosting Coach Services In The Wimmera

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering better public transport connections and more travel choices in the Wimmera, with new coach services being added between Ararat, Horsham and Ouyen. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan was in Ararat to announce the additional coach services which will better connect towns in the Wimmera and improve connections with […]

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Building A Better Gippsland Rail Line

Surveying has begun at Traralgon station as part of early works on the Gippsland Line Upgrade, which will deliver more frequent, safe and reliable services to Victoria’s east. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan visited Traralgon Station today, where experts are using laser scanners to assess ground and environment conditions. The results will inform the […]

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Faster, More Reliable Passenger Rail To Echuca And Bendigo Receives Green Signal

Regional passenger rail services on the Bendigo/Echuca line are set to become quicker and more reliable following the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver major track and signalling upgrade works on the corridor. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the funding is being provided through the Regional Rail Revival program […]

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Cheaper Fares, Better Services

Reforms to the Commercial Passenger Vehicle industry in Victoria come into effect on Sunday 1 July that will cut the costs for operators, increase competition, improve services and drive down fares. The Andrews Labor Government’s reforms level the playing field and have slashed the cost of operating a taxi by up to $25 000 per year.  These […]

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