Topic: Transport

Stepping In To Save The Overland For Western Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will save the iconic Overland train service between Melbourne and Adelaide, which connects passengers from South Australia, Western Victoria and Geelong on the historical route. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today announced the Government has stepped in to keep a key part of Australia’s transport history alive by providing $3.78 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Victoria’s Big Build Continues Over Summer

Drivers and public transport passengers are being urged to plan ahead over summer, as works continue on the Andrew Labor Government’s unprecedented pipeline of major transport projects and vital road and rail maintenance. A major construction blitz will take place in January to prepare for the new fleet of High Capacity Metro Trains and the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Scott Morrison Out Of Excuses On Locked Box Funding

The current Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is running out of excuses for why his minority Liberal government continues to keep $3 billion of Victorian infrastructure funding in a locked box, instead of providing it to hard working Victorians. The funding is being kept in a locked box for a project that doesn’t stack up and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Ministers

Massive Tunnel Boring Machines Headed For Melbourne

The first of the two massive tunnel boring machines that will dig the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel will begin its journey to Melbourne next week. Melbournians have talked about an alternative to the West Gate Bridge for decades, and the Labor Government will deliver it. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Transport […]

Categories: Media Release, Ministers, Premier

A Healthy Way To Keep Passengers Moving

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to better protect passengers who become sick or injured on Victoria’s trains. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos and Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today joined Victoria’s Chief Paramedic Officer Alan Eade at Richmond Train Station to announce a landmark new policy for managing and treating sick or […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

Bendigo Station’s New Bridge Open For Business

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of upgrading Bendigo Station and the Bendigo Line, with passengers now able to use the new pedestrian bridge at the station. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan today visited Bendigo Station to inspect the new bridge, while joining Guide Dogs Victoria as they team up […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Next Step For Victoria’s Bigger, Better Trains

The first of Victoria’s new bigger and better trains is another step closer to being in service, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Last week, the new train was transported from the manufacturing facility at Newport to the new Pakenham East depot using 4 locomotives, 22 freight wagons and one power car. Victoria’s bigger trains […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

A Strong Team To Keep Delivering For All Victorians

For the first time in the state’s history, half the Victorian Cabinet will be women. Premier Daniel Andrews has today unveiled the new Andrews Labor Government’s Cabinet, which will have 50 per cent women, and 50 per cent of the lead Ministers of Government departments will be women. This is a strong, progressive, and united […]

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Getting On With Delivering Metro Tunnel

The Andrews Labor Government is not wasting a minute building the Metro Tunnel Project, with the launch of a massive road header machine that will dig the huge underground cavern for the new State Library Station. Premier Daniel Andrews today visited the A’Beckett Street acoustic shed where the 118-tonne, 15-metre long machine has been lowered […]

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Getting On With Removing Two More Level Crossings

The Andrews Labor Government will get on with removing two dangerous and congested level crossings in Surrey Hills and Mont Albert. Every Victorian has their own story of level crossing frustration on our roads and rail lines. For many, they’re more than a frustration – they’re the scene of a serious injury or, tragically, the […]

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