Topic: Transport

Getting It Done: Metro Tunnel Contracts Signed

The contracts to build the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history and equip it with next-generation, high-capacity signalling have been signed. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that final contracts to deliver the $6 billion tunnels and stations package have been signed with the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Helping More Victorians Access Public Transport

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a range of fare changes that will make public transport cheaper, easier and fairer for children, families and carers across Victoria. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that, from 1 January next year, primary school groups will get free off-peak travel on Victoria’s public transport network. Victorian […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Princes Highway Works Start Between Warncoort And Colac East

Stage Three of the $363.47 million Princes Highway West Duplication between Winchelsea and Colac is underway, with work starting today on a section between Warncoort and Ballie Street in Colac East. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Princes Highway West was a key route for regional commuters, freight traffic and tourists, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Drivers Urged To Be “Roadwise” This Christmas

Victoria Police will be out in force over the festive season as part of a 24-day blitz to take dangerous, impaired and irresponsible drivers off our roads. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today joined Victoria Police to launch Operation Roadwise, a massive campaign targeting drivers who are drug and alcohol affected, speeding, […]

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Hoddle Street Shuts To Kick Off Massive Construction Blitz

Victoria’s busiest arterial road will be closed for eight days in January as part of a massive summer construction blitz to reduce congestion, remove level crossings and deliver the major transport projects Victoria needs. Hoddle Street will be closed in both directions between the Eastern Freeway and Victoria Parade from 12:30am Sunday 7 January 2018 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Northern Metropolitan Region

West Gate Tunnel Contracts Signed, Construction Starts In Weeks

Construction of the West Gate Tunnel will begin next month, with the Andrews Labor Government today signing contracts to build the vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge. Builders CPB/John Holland today began moving into a construction compound in Footscray, where they’ll begin work on the northern tunnel portal in January next year. The six-lane […]

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Getting Things Done – Camp Road Gone For Good

From this Wednesday, trains will run beneath Campbellfield’s Camp Road for the first time, completing a month-long construction blitz five days ahead of schedule. Upfield line trains will now travel through a new underpass that has replaced the dangerous and congested Camp Road level crossing for good. The rail line will open five days ahead […]

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

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 […]

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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. […]

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