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Geelong-Ballarat-Bendigo train ride aims to revive regional rail

Adam Carey The railway line between Maryborough and Castlemaine turns 140 this year and parts of it look every day of it.

No trains on Ballarat, Bendigo, Sunbury lines for three weeks

Victoria gets 40 new regional carriages (Thumbnail)

Adam Carey Three railway lines will be completely shut down for more than three weeks from Saturday until January 19 as work on the regional rail link, the state's biggest infrastructure project, goes into...

Stopping all stations: Bendigo line commuters forced back to their cars

Vline

Adam Carey When Metro services were extended to Sunbury on November 18, travellers further along the Bendigo line in towns such as Kyneton and Castlemaine also saw their journeys extended

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Deaths and injuries will continue at level crossings without major changes: experts

Level Crossing Murray St. Preston.

Adam Carey People will continue to be killed and seriously injured at level crossings at an unacceptably high rate in Victoria unless major design changes are made to make it harder to take risks around trains,...

Single line to Upfield worsens north-west rail woes

Metro train.

Adam Carey A four-kilometre section of single track railway in a sparsely populated part of Melbourne is causing transport problems all over the north-western suburbs, Metro says.

Cutbacks compromise $5b Regional Rail Link

Train at Wallace

Adam Carey and Jason Dowling Victoria's biggest public transport project, the $4.8 billion Regional Rail Link, will not truly achieve its aim of untangling the tracks currently shared by Metro and V/Line trains, because of a...

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Fels pushes for major taxi reforms

It is predicted the reforms would put an extra 300 to 400 cabs on the road.

Adam Carey Taxi drivers would get 55 per cent of the fare box and the value of taxi licences would be slashed to as little as $20,000 a year under sweeping industry reforms being considered by the Baillieu...

Billion-dollar plan to fix dangerous roads

A Frankston roadside memorial.

Adam Carey The state government will spend $1 billion to cut the road toll.

V/Line conductors unable to sell tickets under myki

Tracy O'Brien

Adam Carey V/Line conductors will lose the power to sell tickets to passengers soon after myki replaces paper tickets on most regional railway lines this year, potentially increasing the rate of fare evasion.

V/Line misses punctuality targets every month

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Adam Carey V/Line, the state's regional rail operator, has missed its monthly punctuality target on every intercity line in the state every month for the past six months.

Doubt over assessment of Napthine's road plan

Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder

Adam Carey An assessment of the economic credentials of the east-west road link was given to the Napthine government just two weeks ago, throwing doubt on its chances of being properly assessed by...

Excessive force claim as police move east-west protesters

Protesters met by force (Thumbnail)

Rania Spooner and Adam Carey Police have disbanded a group of east-west link protesters who had gathered at a North Carlton site on Monday morning to disrupt drilling work.

Training on wrong track, says rail union

Like this: Geoff Moody demonstrates the simulator.

Adam Carey Metro train drivers are being instructed how to drive along newly changed tracks in Melbourne's west by watching an animated movie, instead of learning while inside a train.

V/Line, Metro train switch planned

Vline

Adam Carey Gippsland rail passengers to be forced to catch Metro trains from Pakenham under new plan.

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City residents rail at train racket that's a bridge too far

Victoria Franzke with her baby Reuben.

Adam Carey When David Franzke and Victoria Huf bought a house across the road from a railway line 10 years ago, they knew they would have to live with the intrusive noise of the odd diesel train thundering by.

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Ninety new train services on way

Metro train

Adam Carey Ninety new train services will be added to Melbourne's metro rail network next month, mostly along the Sunbury line, when a new timetable commences on November 18.

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Back on the buses as track work spills into Monday

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Adam Carey A signal fault has forced train commuters onto buses for the third day in a row.

Passengers' plans derailed in face of train mayhem

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Adam Carey A night of public transport chaos looms for commuters heading to the north-western suburbs, with travellers on the Sydenham line warned to expect long delays due to a major signal fault that could...

Scared and stranded, a long way from home

Rashida Douka

Adam Carey One is frightened and anxious to leave the country, the other is almost overwhelmed at the prospect of her adopted homeland freeing itself from a hated regime.