Topic: Transport

Metro Tunnel Sets Minds In Motion

The first of four-massive tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will build Melbourne’s future rail network is nearing Australian waters. Hot on the heels of the arrival of a TBM for the Westgate Tunnel Project, the Metro Tunnel’s mega machine – which measures 100 metres long – is due to arrive at the Port of Melbourne […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Excavation Kick Starts Major Parkville Station Construction

Workers have begun excavating around 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of rock and soil as they build the new underground Parkville Station, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project. Acting Premier James Merlino today joined Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan at the Metro Tunnel’s Parkville worksite, where crews are […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Massive Tunnel Boring Machine Arrives In Melbourne

The first of the two massive tunnel boring machines that will build the West Gate Tunnel has arrived in Melbourne. Acting Premier James Merlino joined Acting Minister for Transport Infrastructure Melissa Horne at the Port of Melbourne today as parts of the huge machine were being unloaded. Bella, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) which arrived […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Extra Trams And Free Travel An Ace For Tennis Fans

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for fans to enjoy the Australian Open with free travel and more than 3000 extra tram services between the city and the tennis. Australian Open ticket holders and staff will be able to travel for free along the tram routes servicing Melbourne Park, taking them straight to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Making Car Rego Easier For 1.3 Million Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has made paying car rego easier for 1.3 million Victorians over the first year of short term vehicle registration. Since the Labor Government launched short term registration on 1 January 2018, a quarter of all vehicle registrations have been processed using the flexible three-month and six-month registration options. Three month registration […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Regional Rail Trainee Driver Numbers Hit Record Levels

More than 100 trainee train drivers are hitting the rails as part of a huge recruitment drive to bolster regional rail services on the V/Line network, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne today welcomed the latest batch of 10 new V/Line driver trainees, who will help deliver services for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New Contracts Putting Passengers First

One year on, the Andrews Labor Government’s new contracts for Melbourne’s train and tram operators are delivering a better overall passenger experience including fewer faults and cancellations. New data shows passengers are seeing significant benefits, with new measures and reports from mystery shoppers resulting in clearer announcements, less graffiti and cleaner stations. Since the introduction […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Treasurer

Summer Transport Construction Blitz Underway

The next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s unprecedented pipeline of major transport projects continues with a summer construction blitz starting today to prepare for the Metro Tunnel and the new fleet of High Capacity Metro Trains. The continued construction work on the Metro Tunnel has been coordinated to coincide with the biggest ever upgrade […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Major Upgrade For Bundoora/RMIT Tram Interchange

Safety and accessibility will be improved for thousands of passengers following upgrades to the Bundoora RMIT stop on Route 86 over the next five weeks, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said the upgraded tram stop at the corner of Plenty and McKimmies roads will provide better access for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

More Trams For La Trobe Street

Passengers will now have more tram services linking them to key destinations in Melbourne’s city centre, following the introduction of night and weekend services along tram Route 30, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said the addition of weekend and weekday services after 6pm on the popular city centre […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport