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Builders On Board For Bendigo And Eaglehawk Station Upgrades

Bendigo and Eaglehawk Stations will soon be safer and more accessible with the Andrews Labor Government awarding the contract for the design and construction work. Downer Group will lead the design and construction work which will deliver a new pedestrian bridge with lifts, ramps and stairs, making it easier for passengers of all abilities and […]

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Level Crossing Removals To Improve Carrum Traffic Flow

The Andrews Labor Government’s removal of four congested level crossings in Carrum and Seaford will improve traffic flow throughout the local community. Works have begun on the new Station Street bridge over the Patterson River that will slash travel times for local communities. The extension of McLeod Road under the new rail line will have […]

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Mernda Test Trains To Run By The End Of September

The Andrews Labor Government’s $600 million Mernda Rail Extension is six months ahead of schedule, with the first test trains to Mernda to be running by the end of September. Acting Premier and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan, joined Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green in Mernda […]

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New Melbourne Bus Contracts Put Passengers First

The Andrews Labor Government has begun overhauling the contracts for Melbourne’s bus network to improve services and put passengers first. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the Labor Government has signed new contracts with three metropolitan bus operators, which make up around two thirds of the services to be recontracted. Ventura, CDC Victoria […]

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Protecting Flinders Street For The Future

Flinders Street Station’s iconic dome has been cleaned and restored for the first time in more than 100 years. Minister for Public Transport and Major Projects Jacinta Allan today inspected works on the historic dome, built in 1910 and rejuvenated as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $100 million upgrade of Flinders Street Station. The […]

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Patterson River Road Bridge Begins And Boom Gates To Go

Construction has started on a new 80 metre road bridge across the Patterson River connecting Bonbeach and Carrum via Station Street for the first time. This marks the start of a massive $588 million project that includes four level crossing removals, the revitalisation of Carrum village, including a new beach promenade. Demolition of the old […]

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Track Upgrades Keep Tocumwal Freight Trains Rolling On

One of Victoria’s most important freight lines is undergoing a $9 million upgrade north of Shepparton. V/Line is completing improvement works near Numurkah on the Tocumwal freight line, including the replacement of 30,000 timber sleepers. In addition to the sleeper replacements, crews are also undertaking maintenance works on five level crossings, as well as mud […]

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Tunnel Boring Machines Ordered For Metro Tunnel

Four giant tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will start arriving early next year to build the $11 billion Metro Tunnel that will transform Melbourne’s transport network. Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan visited the Metro Tunnel’s Arden worksite today to announce the order has been placed for the mammoth machines that will burrow the project’s twin […]

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More Train Services For Shepparton

Shepparton locals and visitors can look forward to better public transport sooner, as the Andrews Labor Government fast-tracks the works needed to run a fifth service to the region next year, ahead of the original timeframe of 2020. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today visited Shepparton station, where work on the $43.5 million Shepparton […]

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Have Your Say On Mooroopna Station

Mooroopna locals and Shepparton line passengers are being asked to have a say on the future of their station after fire destroyed passenger facilities in January this year. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced community consultation will start in coming weeks to ensure community feedback is at the centre of developing a Mooroopna […]

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