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Mernda rail extension plans on the drawing board

Adam Carey Plans for a new rail line in Melbourne’s booming outer north are quietly being drawn up by the Napthine government, just three months out from a state election in which transport issues are...

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.

Time to unearth London secrets

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

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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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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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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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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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...

Traffic chaos adds to fire danger as residents flee

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Adam Carey and Jared Lynch Traffic in Melbourne's booming outer north all but ground to a halt during Monday's mass evacuation of residents, putting people at greater risk from the fire, locals say.

A tale of two rail lines: Altona slumps while Werribee soars

Altona station

Adam Carey, Craig Butt Two rail lines diverge in Altona North; some take the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.

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Doncaster railway line 'could be built for $840m'

A train running on time.

Adam Carey A raliway line to Doncaster could be built for $840 million and paid for using taxes raised from the higher property values it would generate, says a report.

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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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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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