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Two men in a tinnie versus a raging Docklands inferno

Paul Millar and Adam Carey A blaze that destroyed a luxury cabin cruiser at Docklands and sent a massive plume of toxic smoke across several city blocks yesterday has highlighted the inability of emergency services to fight...

Three men in a tinnie versus a raging Docklands inferno

Firefighters try in vain to put out Docklands boat blaze.

Paul Millar and Adam Carey A blaze that destroyed a luxury cabin cruiser at Docklands and sent a massive plume of toxic smoke across several city blocks yesterday has highlighted the inability of emergency services to fight...

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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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Public Transport Victoria pair filmed exchanging $30,000 in cash, IBAC hearing told

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Adam Carey A project officer at Public Transport Victoria was filmed being handed up to $30,000 cash by a former colleague outside PTV's Docklands headquarters in November, in fresh evidence presented at the...

Public Transport Victoria officer Barry Wells admits accepting cash for contracts

Barry Wells

Adam Carey A public servant at the centre of an investigation into alleged bureaucratic corruption has admitted he accepted cash in exchange for awarding multiple contracts and expressed surprise that he got...

Fix missing links in tram network: Greens

Adam Carey Melbourne’s tram network would be extended by 56 kilometres, linking up tram routes that currently end at quiet suburban locations with nearby shopping centres and railway stations, under a...

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...

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,...

Public transport shake-up: operators kept in dark about government's decision

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Adam Carey None of the train, tram and bus companies that operate Melbourne's public transport system were consulted or even told about the Napthine government's decision to change the ticket zoning system and...

Premier Denis Napthine's cheap fares pledge surprises transport operators

New beeline tram in Melbourne

Adam Carey The Napthine government's announcement that outer suburbs commuters will pay cheaper zone 1 fares and that tram travel in the CBD and Docklands will be free drew a lukewarm response from public...

Roads and rail paved with election year cash

The showpiece is the Melbourne Rail Link, a 7.5 kilometre tunnel from South Yarra to Southern Cross Station.

Adam Carey Road and rail projects that will transform Melbourne dominate the Victorian budget in this election year, with the Napthine government pledging that up to $24 billion will be invested in new...

State budget 2014: Major road and rail projects worth $24b to transform Melbourne

Public transport is a major focus of the state budget.

Adam Carey In an election year budget, the Napthine government has picked up on the public mood and gone all out on transport spending, pledging that up to $24 billion will be invested in major new...

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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Push for Flagstaff to open 7 days

Flagstaff Station.

Adam Carey City traders and residents argue station's closure has a deadening effect on the life of the north-west end of the CBD.

What problems? Government skims over transport nightmare

The sun shines off the roof of Melbourne Central , Melbourne CBD Thursday 6 August 2009. Picture by Craig Abraham The Age

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Generic aerial shot of Melbourne CBD, showing offices, Federation Square, Docklands etc

Adam Carey A government submission to a two-year inquiry into the liveability of Melbourne's outer suburbs has been attacked for being delivered 11 months late and with just one reference to transport issues...

Peak-hour crush worse for some lines but easing on others

St Kilda tram

Adam Carey Overcrowding worsened on several routes last year, but crushes also eased on other routes.

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