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Councils' East West Link legal challenge deferred until after election

Artist's illustration of the proposed East West Link.

Adam Carey A legal challenge that two inner city councils have launched against the East West Link is under a cloud after the trial date was deferred until mid-December, more than two weeks after the state...

Legal challenges to the East West Link - potent threat or a political posture?

Artists interpretation of the proposed east west link.

Clay Lucas, Adam Carey, Jane Lee Legal difficulties and questions over the East West Link cost-benefits, risks and transparency continue to mount.

Drivers who park in clearways in peak hour run big risk as VicRoads boosts tow truck patrols

clearway tow truck

Adam Carey People who park in peak-hour clearways will run a bigger risk of having their vehicle towed and impounded, with VicRoads launching a fresh assault after being given a $1.

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Moreland Council votes to take legal action against East West Link

Artist's illustration of the proposed East West Link.

Adam Carey, Clay Lucas Moreland Council launched a strike against the Napthine government's signature major project on Friday night.

Yarra Trams marks best month ever for punctuality

Trams at the Kew depot

Adam Carey Melbourne’s trams had their best on-time performance in almost 10 years last month, as a $12 million scheme to improve six suburban tram depots produced quick dividends.

Test proves Yarra Trams' E-Class trams too power hungry for network

Melbourne's new E-class tram.

Adam Carey Further doubts have emerged about whether Melbourne’s tram system can cope with the greater power demands of 50 larger trams that are progressively being put into service, after the system...

Tram system jammed as old carriages fall apart

Toorak tram.

Adam Carey Melbourne needs 110 more new bumper-sized trams by 2020 to avoid chronic overcrowding as the city population soars and to compensate for the need to retire almost 150 of the system's oldest trams,...

Melbourne traffic left to get worse as transport authorities fail to fix traffic lights

traffic light

Adam Carey Some of Melbourne’s most chronically clogged intersections have been left to gradually get worse for several years, in breach of state guidelines that traffic lights must be reviewed every five...

Drab train stations come to life in university design project

Melbourne train stations artists impressions

Adam Carey Some of Melbourne's most drab and dysfunctional suburban railway stations have been reimagined as vibrant public transport hubs serviced by London-style elevated train lines, in a new exhibition that...

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East West Link buys time, but won't solve traffic woes, says authority

East West Link

Adam Carey The authority for the East West Link says traffic on Alexandra Parade will have returned to today's heavily congested levels by 2031, but that traffic on the road would be more than 10 per cent...

High-rise plan for railway hubs

Royce Millar and Adam Carey Residents of Melbourne's politically sensitive south-east face the possibility of high-rise development at their rail stations including Murrumbeena, under a confidential deal between the Napthine...

Rail Tram and Bus Union plans protest over 'harsh' management of tram drivers

Tram stops along Swanston street.

Adam Carey Melbourne tram drivers will rally outside Yarra Trams headquarters at noon on Monday to protest recent sackings and what the union claims is increasingly harsh treatment by management.

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Premier stands by link model

Premier Denis Napthine.

Richard Willingham and Adam Carey Premier Denis Napthine has stood by modelling for the east-west tunnel, saying that cabinet documents published in The Age on Wednesday showed the cost of running a car had fallen.

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.

Traders plan mock funeral for 'death of Acland Street'

Acland St.

Adam Carey St Kilda traders are planning a "day of mourning" for the coming death of Acland Street if a planned conversion of one of Melbourne's busiest tram routes into a light rail service is not stopped.

New Metro train arrives, five months early

Train cancellations will no longer be published on Metro's website.

Adam Carey The first of seven new Metro trains for Melbourne was delivered to the Victorian government today, five months ahead of schedule.

No hope for Hope Street bus service

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Adam Carey Supporters of the Hope Street bus make last-ditch plea to the government not to cancel the service.

No ban for bash claim taxi driver

Clare Bellhouse.

Adam Carey A taxi driver who allegedly bashed two 19-year-old women in Collingwood early on Sunday morning has not been barred from driving a taxi almost a week after the incident, despite having been...

Women ready to ride but safe routes missing

Sian Bloom.

Adam Carey and Michelle Slater Bella Ross used to ride to work, pedalling along the inner city's patchwork of bike lanes.

Banana prices bend up as cyclone shortage hits

Banana

Adam Carey Would you pay $3 for a banana?

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