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Overcrowding soars on Melbourne's busiest train, tram routes

Adam Carey The level of overcrowding on Melbourne's trains has jumped significantly this year, new data shows, with almost one in two peak-hour commuters on the city's worst affected lines forced to squeeze...

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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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.

901 bus service 'flawed'

901 bus to the Airport

Adam Carey The high-frequency public bus to Melbourne Airport has not dented the overwhelming dominance of car travel to Tullamarine.

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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City Loop safety slammed

The city loop tunnel.

Adam Carey Melbourne's underground rail loop is a disaster waiting to happen and the city's busiest station has no effective fire plan, the state's public sector watchdog has said.

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Peak-hour rail crisis coming, Metro warns

Metro was penalised for diverting trains from the city or Altona loop.

Adam Carey Train passengers in Melbourne's north and west can expect chronic peak-hour congestion within two to three years after the government rejected a proposal to use two idle platforms at Southern Cross...

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Rail works cause peak-hour chaos

Adam Carey and Caroline Zielinski Peak-hour commuters hit by combination of long delays, over-crowded trains and substitute bus services as Metro attempts to complete its already delayed rail works.

Time to unearth London secrets

Adam Carey Melbourne needs to follow London and find a solution to an impending rail capacity crisis.

New Metro train arrives, five months early

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

Schoolkids on track to visit every station in a day

Schoolchildren begin their quest to visit every train station in Melbourne in one day. They're pictured at Pakenham station.

Adam Carey One day, 16 railway lines, 209 stations, 17 schoolchildren. Is it possible to visit every railway station in Melbourne in a day?

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Changes fail to fix train crush

Metro commuters.

Adam Carey Overhaul of Melbourne's train timetable last year has done almost nothing to ease the peak-hour commuter crush, passenger count reveals.

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Metro plans big boost in peak-hour services

Train drivers resist work restructure

Adam Carey Metro aims to boost peak-hour services by splitting rail network into five separate sectors.

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