Category: Minister for Public Transport

Capacity Doubled For Two Peak Bendigo Trains

Bendigo passengers are set to benefit from added capacity on their regional rail service, with three new VLocity carriages allocated to two peak services today. Passengers will see a more comfortable journey on the 7:00am weekday service from Epsom to Southern Cross as well as the 5:53pm from Southern Cross Station to Bendigo, in addition […]

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

Power Up For Summer Rail Construction Blitz

Sections of the Frankston and Cranbourne/Pakenham lines will be upgraded as part of a summer construction blitz to prepare the network for high-tech new trains and to remove nine of Victoria’s worst level crossings. A massive power, signalling and communications upgrade to prepare for High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) will close both lines for a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Major Metro Tunnel Construction Works On Display

Locals and visitors will be able to watch construction of the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history from new viewing areas at City Square, as work ramps up on the Metro Tunnel. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Lord Mayor Robert Doyle today unveiled two separate 10-metre long viewing areas on Swanston Street. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Record Rail Investment Boosts Bendigo Jobs

Sixteen Bendigo locals have secured full-time work at Southern Shorthaul Railroad over the past six months thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s record investment in new trains. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today toured the Bendigo workshop and met staff recently employed on a permanent basis thanks to an ongoing pipeline of work. The […]

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

Getting It Done: Eleventh Level Crossing Gone For Good

The dangerous and congested level crossing at Camp Road in Campbellfield is now history – the eleventh crossing removed by the Andrews Labor Government. The dangerous boom gates in Campbellfield have seen seven vehicle accidents in the last year alone. Now they’re gone, the 30,000 drivers who rely on the road every day will be […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Northern Metropolitan Region

Community To Help Shape New Bendigo Station Precinct

The Bendigo community is being invited to help shape the Andrews Labor Government’s revitalisation of the Bendigo Station precinct. Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan, and the Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards, today encouraged the locals to head along to community workshops next month and provide their input on […]

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

Getting It Done: 40 Safer Country Crossings Delivered

Forty dangerous rail crossings across regional Victoria have now been upgraded as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Safer Country Crossings program, with a further 37 expected to be complete by the end of next year. The $50 million program is now more than halfway complete, with another 10 crossings slated for upgrades before the […]

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

Guy Tries To Block Frankston Level Crossings Removal

Matthew Guy and the Liberals are trying to stop the Andrews Labor Government removing dangerous and congested level crossings on the Frankston line. In a dangerous political stunt, the Liberals today will move to revoke the Planning Scheme Amendment that will enable extra train stabling to be built at Kananook and more frequent, reliable services […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

Getting It Done: Level Crossings To Go Sooner

A major 44-day construction blitz will fast-track the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade, delivering new track, a new Rosanna station and two level crossing removals six months earlier than planned. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines in Heidelberg today to announce that combining two rail closures previously scheduled for January and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Getting It Done: Construction Blitz To Replace Ageing Signalling

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a construction blitz that will replace decades-old signalling between Richmond and Camberwell to reduce maintenance and ensure safe, reliable services for passengers. The six-day blitz will deliver a $42 million package of works to replace ageing signalling infrastructure and upgrade the power supply along the corridor, bringing the line […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport