Topic: Transport

Frankston Crossing To Go And New Station On The Way

The Andrews Labor Government will remove its twentieth dangerous and congested level crossing as part of a massive construction blitz starting next month – delivering one of its biggest election commitments. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan visited Frankston today to inspect progress at the Skye/Overton level crossing, which will be […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Stronger Powers For Protective Services Officers

A new suite of laws to give Protective Services Officers (PSOs) new powers to keep commuters safe across the transport network came into force on Sunday as part of Andrews Labor Government’s crackdown on crime. PSOs already perform a vital public safety and community assurance role. These new powers will boost the ability of PSOs […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police

Boom Gates Go As Station Takes Shape

Yet another set of boom gates will go tonight as work moves full steam ahead to remove every single level crossing and build five brand new stations between Caulfield and Dandenong. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan at Clayton today to inspect works on the new station at Clayton, where work […]

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Mernda Test Trains To Run By The End Of September

The Andrews Labor Government’s $600 million Mernda Rail Extension is six months ahead of schedule, with the first test trains to Mernda to be running by the end of September. Acting Premier and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan, joined Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green in Mernda […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New Melbourne Bus Contracts Put Passengers First

The Andrews Labor Government has begun overhauling the contracts for Melbourne’s bus network to improve services and put passengers first. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the Labor Government has signed new contracts with three metropolitan bus operators, which make up around two thirds of the services to be recontracted. Ventura, CDC Victoria […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Protecting Flinders Street For The Future

Flinders Street Station’s iconic dome has been cleaned and restored for the first time in more than 100 years. Minister for Public Transport and Major Projects Jacinta Allan today inspected works on the historic dome, built in 1910 and rejuvenated as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $100 million upgrade of Flinders Street Station. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Patterson River Road Bridge Begins And Boom Gates To Go

Construction has started on a new 80 metre road bridge across the Patterson River connecting Bonbeach and Carrum via Station Street for the first time. This marks the start of a massive $588 million project that includes four level crossing removals, the revitalisation of Carrum village, including a new beach promenade. Demolition of the old […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Track Upgrades Keep Tocumwal Freight Trains Rolling On

One of Victoria’s most important freight lines is undergoing a $9 million upgrade north of Shepparton. V/Line is completing improvement works near Numurkah on the Tocumwal freight line, including the replacement of 30,000 timber sleepers. In addition to the sleeper replacements, crews are also undertaking maintenance works on five level crossings, as well as mud […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Tunnel Boring Machines Ordered For Metro Tunnel

Four giant tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will start arriving early next year to build the $11 billion Metro Tunnel that will transform Melbourne’s transport network. Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan visited the Metro Tunnel’s Arden worksite today to announce the order has been placed for the mammoth machines that will burrow the project’s twin […]

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New Chandler Highway Bridge Takes Shape

Work is ramping up on the new Chandler Highway Bridge, with a two-week blitz of overnight closures kicking off on Sunday. Crews will work around the clock to install the steel beams that will support the new bridge – scheduling beam lifts at night to minimise traffic disruptions. Each beam is up to 52 metres […]

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