Category: Minister for Public Transport

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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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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