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Concern locals being forgotten in rush to sign contracts for Dandenong rail project

Adam Carey and Konrad Marshall Communities in Melbourne’s south-east fear their voices will be ignored by the Napthine government as it rushes to sign contracts for the multibillion-dollar Dandenong rail corridor project...

VicRoads KO's 'lite' rail changes on Dandenong line

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Adam Carey Low-cost Metro proposal to fix six level crossings along Melbourne's most congested railway line was rejected by Napthine government for a more expensive plan to remove just four crossings, because...

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Dandenong rail line on track for years of disruption

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

Overcrowding soars on Melbourne's busiest train, tram routes

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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...

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Local train maker cut out of the loop in Napthine government's multibillion-dollar rail boost

A Metro X'Trapolis train.

Adam Carey The next generation of Melbourne trains could be built by a Chinese government-owned rail giant with strong ties to MTR, Metro's Hong Kong parent company, which is also majority owned by the Chinese...

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Designs revealed for new railway stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, and Clayton

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Adam Carey Three ageing suburban railway stations in Melbourne’s south-east will be demolished and replaced with new station buildings under concept plans released by the Napthine government on Wednesday.

Hastings port expansion to over-burden Melbourne's roads and rail lines, report finds

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Adam Carey and Josh Gordon A plan to develop a huge container port at Hastings south-east of Melbourne could put an impossible strain on the city’s roads and busiest rail lines and potentially drive up the cost of...

New peak-hour services for busiest rail lines

Melbourne Metro Rail lost federal funding in the 2013 election.

Adam Carey Victoria's public transport system will get a much-needed shot in the arm next month when new peak-hour services are added to some of Melbourne's busiest rail lines, and sweeping changes are made to...

Victorians hit for $1 million a day for rail upgrade

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Adam Carey, Royce Millar Victorians will be asked to pay up to $5.2 billion, or almost $1 million a day, for the Napthine government's hastily arranged Pakenham/Cranbourne rail upgrade, the first long term privatisation of a...

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...

On a fast track

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Royce Millar and Adam Carey Lobbyist, former state government treasurer and current Liberal Party federal president Alan Stockdale played a key role in a multibillion-dollar rail upgrade approved without tender by the Napthine...

Better buses proposed in Rowville rail line report

The Napthine government’s $11 billion Melbourne rail link is not scheduled for completion until 2023 at the earliest.

Adam Carey Residents of Melbourne’s south-east who’ve waited 45 years for the Rowville rail line to be built should expect to wait at least another 10, but can take consolation in the prospect of...

Single line to Upfield worsens north-west rail woes

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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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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

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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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