Topic: 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

New Dedicated Trains For Standalone Suburban Rail Loop

The Suburban Rail Loop will be a twin-tunnel, standalone line that will fully integrate into our existing public transport network, and include a dedicated fleet of quick, high-tech trains to transform how Melbourne moves. Marking a year since the Andrews Labor Government was re-elected, Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan to […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Construction Underway On New Avon River Bridge

Construction is now underway on the new rail bridge over the Avon River at Stratford. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester and Victorian Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan visited Stratford to mark a major milestone for the project, which is being delivered as part of the Gippsland Line Upgrade. “This project will provide a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

South Gippsland Highway Realignment Another Step Closer

Nine sharp bends to be removed from South Gippsland Highway Length of highway reduced from 3.4km to 2.3km $115.2 million upgrade to begin early 2020   Drivers are a step closer to a safer and straighter South Gippsland Highway, with CPB Contractors awarded the contract to realign the section of highway known locally as the […]

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

Traffic Light Review To Improve Travel Time And Boost Safety

The timing of traffic lights are being adjusted to boost safety, reduce travel time and move more people on our roads. About 400 individual traffic signals are reviewed by our traffic engineers every year, to maximise traffic flow at some of our busiest intersections. On the Princes Highway, queue lengths on the South Gippsland freeway […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Road Safety and the TAC, Minister for Roads

New Appointments To V/Line Corporation Board

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of three new Directors to the V/Line Corporation Board, along with a second term for existing Director Rachel Thomson. All Directors bring to the V/Line Board a wealth of relevant experience and knowledge, across a broad range of industries. Returning Director Rachel Thomson has more than 20 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Boom Gates From Bell To Moreland Set To Go

One of Melbourne’s most dangerous and congested level crossings at Bell Street is set to go with a $542.4 million contract awarded today to remove four level crossings and build two new stations in Melbourne’s inner north. The project will remove level crossings at Bell Street, Munro Street, Reynard Street and Moreland Road and build […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Testing Our Largest Trams On Route 58

Melbourne’s largest and newest trams will begin testing on Route 58, as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to roll out E-Class trams to more routes. Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne announced that testing begins today on Route 58 from West Coburg to Toorak. Route 58 travels from Melbourne’s north, through the CBD […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Major Work Kicks Off At Cardinia Road Level Crossing

Works to remove the dangerous and congested Cardinia Road level crossing are ramping up thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan joined Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale at the site to inspect works to build a temporary road on the eastern side of Cardinia Road. The Cardinia Road level crossing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Transport Infrastructure