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Regional Rail Trainee Driver Numbers Hit Record Levels

More than 100 trainee train drivers are hitting the rails as part of a huge recruitment drive to bolster regional rail services on the V/Line network, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today welcomed the latest batch of 10 new V/Line driver trainees, who will help deliver services for […]

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New Contracts Putting Passengers First

One year on, the Andrews Labor Government’s new contracts for Melbourne’s train and tram operators are delivering a better overall passenger experience including fewer faults and cancellations. New data shows passengers are seeing significant benefits, with new measures and reports from mystery shoppers resulting in clearer announcements, less graffiti and cleaner stations. Since the introduction […]

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Summer Transport Construction Blitz Underway

The next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s unprecedented pipeline of major transport projects continues with a summer construction blitz starting today to prepare for the Metro Tunnel and the new fleet of High Capacity Metro Trains. The continued construction work on the Metro Tunnel has been coordinated to coincide with the biggest ever upgrade […]

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Major Upgrade For Bundoora/RMIT Tram Interchange

Safety and accessibility will be improved for thousands of passengers following upgrades to the Bundoora RMIT stop on Route 86 over the next five weeks, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said the upgraded tram stop at the corner of Plenty and McKimmies roads will provide better access for […]

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More Trams For La Trobe Street

Passengers will now have more tram services linking them to key destinations in Melbourne’s city centre, following the introduction of night and weekend services along tram Route 30, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said the addition of weekend and weekday services after 6pm on the popular city centre […]

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Renewing Melbourne’s Biggest Bus Fleet

The Andrews Labor Government will buy 100 new buses to support Melbourne’s public transport network, giving passengers across the city better buses to get wherever they need to go. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today announced the Labor Government will invest $16 million over the next two years to replace and modernise the ageing […]

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All I Want For Christmas Is Free Travel

Public Transport will be the best way to get out and enjoy the Festive season with free travel on public transport on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve across Victoria, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said that free travel across the network will make it easier and safer […]

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Cheaper And Easier Public Transport Travel For Students

Victorian families will save time and money thanks to simpler access to public transport concessions being introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said from term 1 next year, school students will be able to use their PTV-approved school identification card to get concession travel on public transport. The change […]

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Stepping In To Save The Overland For Western Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will save the iconic Overland train service between Melbourne and Adelaide, which connects passengers from South Australia, Western Victoria and Geelong on the historical route. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today announced the Government has stepped in to keep a key part of Australia’s transport history alive by providing $3.78 […]

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Glenroy Locals To Benefit From Permanent Open Space

Glenroy locals will have access to more open recreational space and recreation facilities, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government has sold former transport land in Glenroy to Moreland City Council, securing its future as public open space for the community. The sale of 3.2 hectares of land at Outlook Drive, Glenroy will […]

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