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Matthew Guy “Explains” His Unravelling Regional Rail Plan

In a day-long media blitz, the Liberal Leader got on with selling his regional rail plan. ON COST MITCHELL: How much does it cost for a kilometre of that track? GUY: It’s about a million dollars a kilometre if you’re taking out signalling and a range of others. MITCHELL: For the fast track? It’s a […]

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29 Level Crossings Gone As Buckley St Underpass Opens

The Andrews Labor Government promised to remove 20 level crossings by the end of 2018 and today 29 are now gone for good. In Essendon, traffic is flowing freely through the new Buckley Street road underpass after it opened earlier today, removing the dangerous and congested level crossing months ahead of schedule. Minister for Public […]

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Work Underway On Final Piece Of Metro Tunnel Puzzle

Work is set to ramp up on the twin entrances to the Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel, that will see upgrades on the wider rail network, delivering more regular and reliable train services between the CBD and the suburbs. The $1 billion Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) works package will build two entrances at […]

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Seaford Crossing Gone In Time For Grand Final Weekend

Seaford locals won’t have to wait at the Seaford Road level crossing as the road reopens to traffic in time for Grand Final weekend. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny today visited the Seaford Road where the level crossing has been removed ahead of schedule after a six-week construction […]

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500 New Car Parks For Frankston

The transformation of Frankston Station is set to continue, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government making it easier for commuters to find a car park with 500 brand-new spaces. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today joined Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke at the new Frankston Station to announce the new car parks will be […]

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Aviation Road Level Crossing Removal Works To Start

Works to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Aviation Road in Laverton will start later this year, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The final design and contract has been awarded to remove the Aviation Road level crossing which will deliver a vital road connection to local businesses and the Princes Freeway, and […]

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Doing The Work For More Regional Trains More Often

The Andrews Labor Government will build a new train stabling yard in Melbourne’s west to free up an existing facility and pave the way for more trains, more often on the regional rail network. The new facility will be hosted to the north of Wyndham Vale Station and will help replace existing stabling at the […]

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Geelong’s High-Speed Rail On The Fast Track

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering fast rail to Geelong, while working to run more trains and making station facilities better for passengers in the region. Expressions of interest are now open for the Fast Rail Reference Group, which will work alongside technical advisers to get on with this vital project. Local […]

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Getting On With The Reservoir Level Crossing Removal

The Reservoir level crossing will be the next to be removed through an innovative rail bridge design, with construction starting today. Over the next week, works will begin, including site investigation and establishment works. The design will involve elevating the rail line over High Street with a rail bridge and a new, modern Reservoir train […]

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An Eye In The Sky Over Melbourne’s Rail Network

Thermal imaging cameras are taking to the skies over Melbourne’s rail network to improve safety and ensure a more reliable service for passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined representatives from Victoria Police, PTV and Metro Trains to give an update about joint security arrangements on the public transport network. More than a million […]

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