Topic: Transport

Extra Geelong Services For Bumper Events Weekend

Extra services will run on the Geelong line giving regional passengers more options to get where they need to go over one of the busiest weekends on the state’s events calendar. Geelong residents will find it easier to enjoy everything Victoria has to offer this weekend as they head to Melbourne’s White Night, the Australian […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Oakleigh Station Upgrade Underway To Benefit Commuters

Works to improve Oakleigh Station will start this month as a part of a transformation that will provide better facilities and greater accessibility for the community. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos today announced the start of work on the Oakleigh Station Upgrade, which is designed to reinvigorate the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Massive Metro Tunnel Factory Creating Victorian Jobs

A huge, state-of-the-art concrete plant is helping build the Metro Tunnel and creating jobs in Melbourne’s west. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan visited the $18 million purpose-built facility in Deer Park today, where 70 workers are producing concrete segments that will line two nine-kilometre tunnels under Melbourne. Each segment weighs […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Full Steam Ahead For Reservoir Level Crossing Removal

The next major phase of works at the Reservoir level crossing removal site will kick off tomorrow – allowing construction crews to ramp up work and get on and remove this notorious crossing for good. To enable the next phase of works, the High Street intersection will be closed to traffic at the level crossing […]

Categories: Assistant Treasurer, Media Release

Startups Launch Into Future With New Support

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up support for early-stage and scaling startups thanks to a $1.9 million investment through LaunchVic. The funding will support 12 programs to connect startups from a range of disciplines with investment opportunities. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 were awarded as part of LaunchVic’s Grant Round X and follow-on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

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. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Work On Massive Sunbury Line Upgrade Set To Start

Work will start within weeks on the Andrews Labor Government’s massive upgrade of the Sunbury line to prepare the corridor for new high-capacity trains when the Metro Tunnel is built. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan announced today that John Holland, CPB Contractors, AECOM and Metro Trains Melbourne have been awarded the contract for the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Funding Boost For Free TAFE As Enrolments Surge

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a major funding package to support the huge growth in enrolments that its landmark Free TAFE initiative is driving across Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today announced an additional $11.7 million to accommodate the strong student demand for the Free TAFE program. […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier