Topic: Transport

More Trains And Better Services On The Shepparton Line

Shepparton will soon benefit from the introduction of new train services thanks to works completed on the Shepparton Line Upgrade delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. From Monday 1 April, passengers will get 10 extra weekly services that have been made possible by stabling upgrades at Shepparton Station. Early works have also kicked off this […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region

Getting Rid Of Toorak Road Level Crossing

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with removing the dangerous and congested level crossing on Toorak Road in Kooyong which is a major bottleneck for tens of thousands of Victorians every day. This intersection is one of Melbourne’s busiest and most congested, with the boom gates down 35 per cent of the morning peak, […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Major Works To Kick Off In Carrum

Major works to remove three dangerous and congested level crossings, build a brand-new station, and create a better connection throughout Carrum will start this week. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today announced the Andrews Labor Government’s works are ramping up which will see trains running on a rail bridge through the suburb by early […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Names For Metro Tunnel’s Boring Machines Revealed

The first of the Metro Tunnel’s four tunnel boring machines (TBMs) has arrived in Melbourne and will soon begin tunnelling deep beneath the city. With three more TBMs on the way, the Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today to reveal the names given to the massive machines following a public competition […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Jet Past The Traffic On The Train To Avalon Airshow

Getting to this year’s Avalon Airshow will be cheaper and more convenient than ever before thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. In a Victorian first, passengers can buy public transport tickets at a 25 per cent discount when they purchase their ticket to the Avalon Airshow, with extra trains and buses getting people to and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Keeping School Children Safe At Level Crossings

As Victorian students head back to school after the summer break, they will be encouraged to stay safe around level crossings thanks to a new educational partnership between Metro Trains and Victoria Police. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today visited Yarraville station to launch the new Joint Education Taskforce. Codenamed Operation Jet, the taskforce […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Accessibility Rollout Continues On Tram Network

Work is underway to upgrade the RMIT Bundoora stop on Route 86, as the Andrews Labor Government’s latest improvement to safety and accessibility for the thousands of passengers using Melbourne’s tram network. The upgraded tram stop at the corner of Plenty Road and McKimmies Road is the next step in providing better access to Melbourne’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Changes To Western Highway Duplication

The Andrews Labor Government will make changes to the Western Highway duplication alignment between Buangor and Ararat, responding to concerns of the Aboriginal community. The Labor Government has worked with the Aboriginal community on these localised design changes that will ensure two significant trees are retained along the alignment. Work has been undertaken with the […]

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

Major Excavation Begins At Anzac Station

Large-scale excavation is now underway across all five Metro Tunnel station sites, with around five million tonnes of rock and soil set to be removed from beneath Melbourne to build the $11 billion project. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan visited the future Anzac Station site on St Kilda Road today, […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Drilling Underway To Shape Airport Link

Soil testing to help inform the detailed Business Case for Melbourne Airport Rail Link has begun as preliminary planning works ramp up. Geotechnical drilling is the latest stage of preparatory work for the project that will boost connectivity between Melbourne and the regions. Geotechnical investigations are used to establish ground conditions and soil quality, and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure