Topic: Transport

Working With Industry On Regional Rail Freight

The Andrews Labor Government continues to work alongside industry on the next stages of the Murray Basin Rail Project and the new Freight-Passenger Rail Separation Project. Leading rail freight and farming industry representatives came together last week to provide advice and input to enhance rail freight operations and alignment between the remaining stages of work […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Getting On With The Job Of Building The Metro Tunnel

Contractors have been selected to build the twin tunnel entrances of the Andrews Labor Government’s Metro Tunnel Project, which will see dozens of high capacity trains pass through them each hour as part of Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan was at the future site of Parkville Station today […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Shining A Light On Flinders Street Station

Victorians will see Flinders Street Station in a whole new light following the unveiling of a new state of the art LED lighting system. Installed as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $100m upgrade of the station, the cutting-edge system can turn the station any colour and can run spectacular light shows for major events […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Major Projects, Minister for Public Transport

First Monash Upgrade Done, Speed Back To 100

Drivers in Melbourne’s south east are getting faster, safer and more journeys on Melbourne’s busiest freeway, with work now complete on the Andrews Labor Government’s Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 1. With work complete the speed limit has been returned to 100 km/h, with drivers already seeing travel time savings of more than seven minutes at […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Building Better Infrastructure For Bigger Trains

Work to build longer platforms and replace ageing rail infrastructure will continue during August, to improve reliability along the Cranbourne and Pakenham corridor and to prepare for the testing and introduction of bigger trains. As part of a 11-day August construction blitz, buses will replace trains between Saturday 4 August and Monday 14 August on […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Tram Refurbishment Improves Reliability And Creates Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is refurbishing Melbourne’s fleet of iconic trams to improve reliability and the passenger experience with the first completed tram rolling out of the new East Preston Depot this week. Acting Premier James Merlino said the improvements to around 450 trams will increase reliability and create jobs, including for former automotive industry […]

Categories: Deputy Premier, Media Release

Locals Have Their Say On Mooroopna Station

Mooroopna locals and Shepparton line passengers have had their say on the future of the town’s station, after fire destroyed passenger facilities in January this year. Acting Minister for Public Transport Luke Donnellan today announced the outcome of the community consultation in early April, with locals wanting the facilities repaired and the significance of the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Delivering For Those Who Deliver To Us

The Andrews Labor Government is making work fairer and safer for workers who are owner drivers or forestry contractors – including drivers using digital freight and delivery platforms. Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins announced reforms today, which will make it easier for the growing number of owner drivers and forestry contractors to get paid […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

Delivering Future Benefits For Maryborough Passengers

The Andrews Labor Government has allocated $130 million to a new rail infrastructure project that will pave the way for more future train services to Maryborough and allow for the return of passenger rail to Dunolly. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan was in Maryborough today to discuss the benefits of the Freight-Passenger Rail Separation […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Boosting Coach Services In The Wimmera

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering better public transport connections and more travel choices in the Wimmera, with new coach services being added between Ararat, Horsham and Ouyen. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan was in Ararat to announce the additional coach services which will better connect towns in the Wimmera and improve connections with […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport