Topic: Transport

Warrnambool And Geelong Line Upgrades Out To Market

The first step in the process to award a contract for major works on the Warrnambool and Geelong line upgrades is under way, with a call for Expressions of Interest from contractors. Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Minster for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

New Train Station Car Parks For Pascoe Vale Commuters

It will be easier for Pascoe Vale commuters to find a car park with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to build more car parking at Merlynston Station. Whether it’s building more car parking or removing dangerous and congested level crossings, only Labor will make it safer and easier for locals in Melbourne’s north to get […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Works Start At Ballan Station

The Ballan community will soon have a more accessible train station with upgrades starting during last weekend’s construction blitz on the line. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that crews and equipment were now on site at the station and preparatory work was underway. The work is a key part of the Ballarat […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Western Victoria Region

More Services For Stawell, Horsham And Halls Gap

The Andrews Labor Government will make it easier for Stawell, Horsham and Halls Gap locals to get to work, school and medical services thanks to a major boost in bus and local transport services. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the introduction of a second daily return coach service between Halls Gap and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Western Victoria Region

Liberals’ Regional Rail Plan Keeps Unravelling

Liberal Leader Matthew Guy’s regional rail plan is only 48 hours old and it already has more holes than Swiss cheese. Regional Victorians well know that the Liberals and Nationals closed these vital passenger rail services.  Victorians also remember that when the Liberals make promises about rail, they never happen.  The Liberals promised Rowville rail, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Ministers

Morwell Locals Helping To Power New Trains

Workers in the Latrobe Valley are helping to power the Andrews Labor Government’s bigger and longer trains. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Times Electric Australia in Morwell, which is making the traction system for Melbourne’s 65 new High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT). The Morwell facility is creating new employment opportunities for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Matthew Guy “Explains” His Unravelling Regional Rail Plan

In a day-long media blitz, the Liberal Leader got on with selling his regional rail plan. ON COST MITCHELL: How much does it cost for a kilometre of that track? GUY: It’s about a million dollars a kilometre if you’re taking out signalling and a range of others. MITCHELL: For the fast track? It’s a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

29 Level Crossings Gone As Buckley St Underpass Opens

The Andrews Labor Government promised to remove 20 level crossings by the end of 2018 and today 29 are now gone for good. In Essendon, traffic is flowing freely through the new Buckley Street road underpass after it opened earlier today, removing the dangerous and congested level crossing months ahead of schedule. Minister for Public […]

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Work Underway On Final Piece Of Metro Tunnel Puzzle

Work is set to ramp up on the twin entrances to the Andrews Labor Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel, that will see upgrades on the wider rail network, delivering more regular and reliable train services between the CBD and the suburbs. The $1 billion Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) works package will build two entrances at […]

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Seaford Crossing Gone In Time For Grand Final Weekend

Seaford locals won’t have to wait at the Seaford Road level crossing as the road reopens to traffic in time for Grand Final weekend. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny today visited the Seaford Road where the level crossing has been removed ahead of schedule after a six-week construction […]

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