Adam Carey

Adam Carey

Dandenong rail line on track for years of disruption

metro

Adam Carey Passengers face the prospect of several years of severe overcrowding and declining reliability.

Single line to Upfield worsens north-west rail woes

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.

The odyssey

Bus Driver Eril Mitchell who drives the 901 bus which is Melbourne's longest running from Frankston to Ringwood to the Airport.

Adam Carey I'm standing at the airport waiting for a bus. Midday. Friday. Tullamarine. An axis through which 30 million people pass each year, barely any of them on a public bus.

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Sale of port would fund Labor's transport scheme

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Adam Carey The sale of Port of Melbourne would fund biggest ever assault on Melbourne's level crossings under a Labor government.

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The crushing truth: Metro's loaded language

Crowded train

Adam Carey Have you been 'crush loaded' lately?

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GPS to catch Metro copper thieves

Metro train.

Adam Carey Metro will trial the use of GPS tracking nanotechnology to catch copper thieves who cost the rail operator about $1 million a year and shut down railway lines, causing immense disruption to commuters.

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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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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Some in Sunbury not galvanised by train electrification

Metro train.

Adam Carey The number of trains between Melbourne and Sunbury will double when Metro takes over.

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Fatal crash sparks anger over motorists

Abbotts Road Railway crossing, fatal truck and train crash.

Adam Carey Reeling from the biggest crash on Melbourne's railway network in years, Metro train drivers are angry with the behaviour of some drivers who try to out-race boom gates at level crossings, the train...

Train drivers blame motorists ignoring signals

Cranes remove one of the carriages from the train crash site near the Abbotts Road level crossing in Dandenong South

Adam Carey Reeling from the first train crash on Melbourne's railway network in which a passenger has died in more than 30 years, Metro's drivers are angry at motorists who try to out-race the boom gates at...

Chadstone station and tunnel on $2b shopping list

Chadstone Shopping Centre.

Adam Carey New train line connecting the Glen Waverley and Dandenong railway lines would stop at Chadstone Shopping Centre as part of a bold $2 billion plan to bury part of the Glen Waverley line.

Gippsland puts its case to host rail line

Bullet train

Adam Carey Gippsland councils want a proposed high-speed rail line across Australia's east coast to run through their communities, arguing it would inject new life into the region and do more to fix Melbourne's...

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Boost for rail tunnel

Crowded train

Josh Gordon and Adam Carey The Gillard government is expected to announce funding for Melbourne's $9 billion metro rail tunnel, placing it at odds with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, who has said he will back the east-west...

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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...

Cockatoo battles to save its 'heritage' kindergarten

Cockatoo shelter

Adam Carey A kindergarten in Cockatoo that was a refuge for hundreds during the Ash Wednesday bushfires will soon be demolished, to the dismay of community activists who say a vital part of the village's...

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Twin boys aged 4 badly burnt in fire

Cops

Adam Carey TWO boys have been flown to hospital with life-threatening burns after a fire broke out in the garage of their family home in Hampton Park in Melbourne's south-east.

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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