Category: Minister for Public Transport

Search Underway For Mammoth Tunnel Boring Machines

An international search is underway for a supplier to build the four massive Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) that will build Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project – the Metro Tunnel. The four TBMs needed for the $11 billion project will be more than 100 metres long, weigh up to 1,000 tonnes and be custom-built to […]

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Liberals Secret Plan To Cut Vital Services

Matthew Guy and the Liberals have let the cat out of the bag today by confirming they will undertake a ‘Commission of Audit’ if they win the next election, which would once again see funding ripped out of Victoria’s schools, hospitals, transport and other services. A recent media report states: “If Matthew Guy wins the […]

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Expert Body To Improve Victoria’s Freight Rail Network

Leading industry representatives will come together this week to provide advice to V/Line regarding proposed rail heat restrictions for this summer. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the establishment of a Rail Freight Advisory Council to share information and make recommendations to improve Victoria’s rail freight network. The Council will be chaired by […]

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Ballarat Gets On Board A Better Bus Network

Bus patronage in Ballarat is booming, with hundreds of extra passengers every day since the Andrews Labor Government delivered more frequent, reliable and direct services early this year. New data released today shows an average of 5,768 passengers used Ballarat’s bus network every weekday in August – up 15.6 per cent from the same time […]

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Volunteer Driver Trial For The Wimmera Takes Off

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Wimmera locals get to medical appointments with a new local transport service run by volunteer drivers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the start of the Wimmera Southern Mallee Community Transport Service Kaniva to Horsham route. Locals in Kaniva, Nhill, Dimboola and Pimpino who require transport assistance […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Western Victoria Region

Work Kicks Off On The Ballarat Line Upgrade

Construction is now underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s massive upgrade of the Ballarat line, to  deliver more frequent and reliable services for thousands of passengers every day. Construction work has started at Hopkins Road in Rockbank, marking a major milestone for the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade. Work at Hopkins Road will include building […]

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Delivering More Trains, More Often For Frankston

A one-stop Info Hub for locals to learn more about the Skye/Overton Road level crossing removal project and career opportunities in the construction industry has today opened in Frankston. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny to meet workers and officially open the facility […]

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More Night Coach Services For Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing more late-night coach services between Melbourne and major regional centres on Friday and Saturday nights to make it quicker and easier for more people to get home safe. Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour and Traralgon lines will all benefit from the extra Night Coach services, including new 1:00am services from […]

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Safety Boost For Woodvale Locals

The Andrews Labor Government is improving safety for Woodvale motorists and passengers with the Rileys Road level crossing upgrade now complete. V/Line crews have installed boom gates, bells, flashing lights and axle counters at the crossing and completed testing to ensure the new equipment is operating safely. The added features will improve warning for motorists […]

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Metro Tunnel To Transform CBD As Demolition Continues

The Metro Tunnel is transforming Melbourne, with new stations breathing new life into parts of Melbourne’s CBD. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined the Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll on Swanston Street today, where a strip of five buildings previously dominated by fast food outlets will soon be torn down to make […]

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