Category: Minister for Public Transport

New V/Line Chair Announced

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the appointment of a new Chair for V/Line. Jeroen Weimar, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Transport Victoria, will take on the role of V/Line Board chairman from 1 July, in a move which will better integrate V/Line and the broader transport network. Mr Weimar takes on […]

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Untangling Freight And Passenger Rail In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled details of the $130 million program to untangle the Ballarat rail network and provide faster and more reliable freight paths from the Murray Basin region to the ports. The Freight-Passenger Rail Separation Project will deliver a number of track and signalling improvements which were not included in the original […]

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Metro Tunnel HQ Opens In The Heart Of The City

A new high-tech visitor centre in the heart of the CBD will help Victorians learn about the progress and benefits from the Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today unveiled Metro Tunnel HQ, where thousands of visitors each week will get up-to-date information about works in their […]

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Test Train On Track To Mernda Next Month

A train will arrive in Mernda for the first time in nearly 60 years next month thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, with the first test train on track in preparation for passenger trains running later this year. Construction crews are installing the final section of track in the Plenty Road area, allowing the first […]

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Every Caulfield To Dandenong Level Crossing Gone

Each and every level crossing between Caulfield and Dandenong is officially a relic of the past as part of the single biggest Level Crossing Removal Project in Melbourne’s history, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. A new 3.2-kilometre stretch of elevated rail opened for passengers today between Caulfield and Hughesdale, removing the final four of […]

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Statement On The Fairness Fund

The Andrews Labor Government has today accepted the report by the Ombudsman into the Fairness Fund. The Ombudsman report found no evidence of the Victorian Liberals claims that there was any political interference into the assessment of Fairness Fund applications. The Ombudsman’s report acknowledged that the Government was warned that some applicants were attempting to […]

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Melbourne’s Bigger, Better Trains On The Way

Manufacturing has started on Victoria’s largest train project at Newport manufacturing facility in Melbourne’s west, paving the way for more trains, more often and creating hundreds of local jobs. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today marked the start of manufacturing of the High Capacity Metro Train fleet – the first new train design in […]

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New Home For Ballarat Buses On Track

The Andrews Labor Government is a step closer to delivering a better home for Ballarat buses, releasing the design of the new bus interchange at Ballarat Station. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today unveiled the design for the interchange which will bring local buses closer to the station, make it easier for passengers to […]

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Hybrid Technology For 50 New Metropolitan Buses

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing Hybrid technology on 50 new buses in Wyndham, Oakleigh and Sunshine to reduce emissions, improve the passenger experience and create local jobs. The introduction of 50 new Victorian built Hybrid buses into the CDC Victoria bus fleet will improve accessibility, support local jobs and reduce the impact on the environment. All 50 buses will feature low floor layouts to improve passenger […]

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Paving The Way For More Trains More Often

The biggest rail corridor overhaul in Victoria’s history will continue this winter, with signalling, power and platforms all to be upgraded in preparation for High Capacity Metro Trains. From Saturday 30 June to Sunday 8 July, a nine-day construction blitz will see buses replace trains between Westall and Pakenham, and over two weekends on the […]

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