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Playing It Safe Around Trams As Part Of Rail Safety Week

Victorian motorists and pedestrians are being warned about the dangers posed by trams and trains as part of Rail Safety Week. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne was joined by Yarra Trams in the CBD to announce the top ten tram and vehicle collision hotspots and to remind motorists to take extra care around tracks. […]

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Weekend Works To Keep Bendigo Line Moving

Vital track maintenance will be completed under the new Melton Highway road bridge at Sydenham – helping to boost reliability for Bendigo line passengers. Coaches will replace Bendigo and Echuca trains between Southern Cross Station and Gisborne from the first service on Saturday 10 August through to last service on Sunday 11 August. Coaches will […]

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Free Travel For Beulah Residents After General Store Fire

Beulah residents will travel for free on V/Line coaches to help them access other towns after a fire destroyed the Beulah General Store. Passengers starting or finishing their journey in Beulah are eligible for free travel, including passengers travelling on connecting trains between either Ballarat or Ararat and Melbourne. The free travel will provide an […]

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Maintenance Works To Keep Gippsland Trains Moving

Essential maintenance will be completed over 11 nights in August along the Gippsland rail corridor, as part of planned works by the Andrews Labor Government to boost reliability for passengers in the long term. Road surfaces at level crossings in Garfield, Drouin and Stratford will be refurbished between August 6-15, improving access for vehicles and […]

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New Bus To Help Avoca Sporting Clubs Hit The Road Safely

Avoca’s sporting clubs have access to a brand-new minibus to ensure players and supporters can travel safely to and from matches and events thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Flexible Local Transport Solutions program. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Minister for Road Safety and the TAC Jaala Pulford today announced that the Avoca […]

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First New Buses Hit Melbourne Roads

The first of 100 new buses being built by the Andrews Labor Government have hit Melbourne’s roads, providing a more reliable, comfortable and safer experience for passengers travelling on metropolitan routes. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne visited Volgren’s factory in Dandenong this week to inspect the new buses, which are part of a $16 […]

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New Technology Keeps Tram Passengers Moving

New technology upgrades to the Yarra Trams Operations Centre will minimise the impact of disruptions and incidents on the tram network, helping reduce delays and cancellations for Melbourne passengers. More than 20 highly skilled controllers are now using more technology and real-time data than ever before to keep Melbourne’s tram network moving. A new mega-wall […]

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Gippsland Free Travel During Winter Construction Blitz

Gippsland passengers will receive free travel during July’s winter construction blitz, as critical maintenance is undertaken on the Gippsland line and works continue on the Metro Tunnel. Bus and coach replacements will be provided on the Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston, Traralgon and Bairnsdale lines between Saturday 6 and Sunday 14 July, with trains to return from […]

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School Holiday Effort Focuses On Transport Hub Safety

Police and Authorised Officers (AOs) will join forces during the school holidays to patrol Melbourne shopping centre transport interchanges, watching for fare evaders and antisocial behaviour. The joint effort between 29 June and 15 July is aimed at continuing to reduce fare evasion and improving safety at key transport hubs, which are extra busy during […]

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Boosting Safety And Reliability On Swan Hill Line

The Swan Hill train line is undergoing a four-and-a-half-day blitz of track, signal and structure improvement works thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, helping the line maintain its strong levels of reliability. More than 50 V/Line staff and contractors commenced $3 million worth of upgrades and maintenance on Friday afternoon and will work through until […]

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