Topic: Transport

Building A Better Gippsland Rail Line

Surveying has begun at Traralgon station as part of early works on the Gippsland Line Upgrade, which will deliver more frequent, safe and reliable services to Victoria’s east. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan visited Traralgon Station today, where experts are using laser scanners to assess ground and environment conditions. The results will inform the […]

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Faster, More Reliable Passenger Rail To Echuca And Bendigo Receives Green Signal

Regional passenger rail services on the Bendigo/Echuca line are set to become quicker and more reliable following the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver major track and signalling upgrade works on the corridor. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the funding is being provided through the Regional Rail Revival program […]

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New Chandler Highway Bridge Taking Shape

The Andrews Labor Government’s new, six-lane Chandler Highway Bridge is a step closer, with the first sections of the new bridge deck now in place. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan and Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines today toured the site over the Yarra River where construction crews have placed the last of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Cheaper Fares, Better Services

Reforms to the Commercial Passenger Vehicle industry in Victoria come into effect on Sunday 1 July that will cut the costs for operators, increase competition, improve services and drive down fares. The Andrews Labor Government’s reforms level the playing field and have slashed the cost of operating a taxi by up to $25 000 per year.  These […]

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New V/Line Chair Announced

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the appointment of a new Chair for V/Line. Jeroen Weimar, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Transport Victoria, will take on the role of V/Line Board chairman from 1 July, in a move which will better integrate V/Line and the broader transport network. Mr Weimar takes on […]

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Untangling Freight And Passenger Rail In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled details of the $130 million program to untangle the Ballarat rail network and provide faster and more reliable freight paths from the Murray Basin region to the ports. The Freight-Passenger Rail Separation Project will deliver a number of track and signalling improvements which were not included in the original […]

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Metro Tunnel HQ Opens In The Heart Of The City

A new high-tech visitor centre in the heart of the CBD will help Victorians learn about the progress and benefits from the Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today unveiled Metro Tunnel HQ, where thousands of visitors each week will get up-to-date information about works in their […]

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Half-Way To 50: Another Level Crossing Gone For Good

The Andrews Labor Government has now removed 25 dangerous and congested level crossings, with drivers in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs benefitting from a faster, smoother and safer journey over a new Thompsons Road overpass. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan at Thompsons Road to celebrate the opening of the […]

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Train Bogies For Bigger Trains Being Built In Bendigo

Train bogie frames will be built in Bendigo for the first time in Victoria in nearly two decades, creating local jobs and boosting the economy, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s High Capacity Metro Train project. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at […]

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Victorian TAFES Deliver Big Returns For Our Economy

Victoria’s TAFEs are contributing nearly $3 billion in economic benefit, creating jobs and helping to provide the workforce we need to deliver our massive infrastructure pipeline. An independent study released today has found Victoria’s TAFEs delivered an economic benefit of $2.9 billion in 2016/17, achieving a return of investment of $2.19 for every dollar spent […]

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