Topic: Transport

Easing Rego Pressure For Millions Of Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has eased the pressure that paying vehicle registration can put on Victorians, with 1.8 million Victorian vehicles paid through short-term registration over the last year. Short term registration allows vehicle owners – whether it’s a car, ute, van or motorbike – to pay less upfront and spread the cost of renewing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads

Jobs Bank Now Open For Victoria’s Biggest Road Project

The Andrews Labor Government will create thousands of jobs and opportunities for small, local businesses, with registrations now open to help build the North East Link More than 10,000 jobs and millions of dollars of contracts will be up for grabs, as part of the $15.8 billion project that will carry up to 135,000 vehicles […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Six Level Crossings Gone On Frankston Line This Year

Work is ramping up for the removal of three more dangerous and congested level crossings and construction of two new modern stations at Cheltenham and Mentone on the Frankston line, paving the way for a construction blitz in May. Construction started in late 2019 on the rail trenches which will lower the Frankston line under […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Summer Transport Construction Blitz Begins

Victoria’s Big Build will ramp up again this summer with significant work starting today on the Metro Tunnel at South Yarra, major road projects in Melbourne’s west and tram stop upgrades along Nicholson Street. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan inspected works at South Yarra today, where construction crews will be working around-the-clock until the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Victoria’s Big Build To Ramp Up In The West Over Summer

Major works will ramp up on some of Melbourne’s most important roads over the next two months as construction intensifies on transport projects that will transform the way people travel around Melbourne’s west. Significant progress will be made on the West Gate Tunnel project, with around-the-clock reconstruction work to prepare for widening the West Gate […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Expression Of Interest Open For Melbourne Markets Site

The Andrews Labor Government has today opened an expression of interest process to lease the former Melbourne Markets site on Footscray Road in West Melbourne. The former Melbourne Markets site is owned by VicTrack, and much of it is currently occupied by the West Gate Tunnel and other major transport projects. Approximately 55,000 square metres […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Ports and Freight

New Reservoir Station Open And 31 Level Crossings Gone

The Andrews Labor Government has now removed 31 dangerous and congested level crossings, with trains now running on the new rail bridge over High Street in Reservoir and stopping at the brand-new station. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan, Member for Northern Metropolitan region Jenny Mikakos  and Member for Preston Robin Scott were among the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

State Of The Art Technology Fitted To Comeng Trains

Major upgrades of Metro Train’s Comeng fleet will give passengers clearer and simpler journey information to get them where they need to go. A Comeng test train fitted with upgraded communications equipment is now taking passengers on the Metro network, before a progressive roll-out to 29 trains over the next 12 months. The upgrades include […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Victoria’s Newest Station Opens At Cobblebank

Residents in Melbourne’s booming outer west will soon be able to catch a train at their new station, with services stopping at Cobblebank Station from tomorrow. Passengers between Melton and the city will also get two extra peak hour services from tomorrow, as well as new bus services for Cobblebank and Rockbank – meaning less […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Finding Our Old Trains A New Home

The Andrews Labor Government has started the process of finding new homes for the more than 800 train carriages, locomotives and trams that have been retired, or will be retired in coming years. The start of the Expression of Interest process is the first step in helping the Labor Government repurpose the retired trains and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport