Flinders

Truck slams into Flinders Street rail bridge causing delays

Alana Schetzer and Laura Banks Melbourne has been hit by public transport woes as a truck accident and maintenance works cause significant disruptions.

Lamborghini crashes into Flinders shop

IMAGES SUPPLIED by witness via Chris Vedelago for Lamborghini smash story THE SUNDAY AGE Pub date 29th March 2014 Online

Chris Vedelago A birthday spin in a rented Lamborghini Gallardo came to crashing halt on Saturday after the driver lost control of the $180,000 sports car and plowed into a vacant surf shop in the seaside town of...

Teenage girl 'body-slammed' at Flinders Street Station

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Adam Carey Two teenage girls have been charged with assault after a confrontation with ticket inspectors in which one girl was picked up and slammed into the ground after hitting an officer in the face.

History for Flinders St in makeover

Flinders Street Station.

Adam Carey To stand inside the disused gymnasium on the third floor of Flinders Street Station is to witness the slow, hard forces of ageing at work.

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Flinders Street Station designs revealed

Flinders Street Station clock

Aisha Dow Six ambitious new designs to propel Flinders Street Station into the 21st century will be unveiled to the public today.

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Colombian students chase Flinders St design dream

Aisha Dow It is Flinders Street Station's very own fairytale - and it begins with three Colombian university students who enter a prestigious design contest.

Safety fears over leaky Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station.

Deborah Gough Fears over the safety of Flinders Street Station's roof has forced staff to vacate a floor of the historic station, it was revealed on a tour of the station on Wednesday.

Flinders Street redesign competition won by HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron

Winning Flinders Street design.

Adam Carey A joint design by Melbourne and Swiss firm HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron has won the prestigious Flinders Street Station redesign competition.

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Teen sexually assaulted in brazen Flinders St attack

Flinders Street sex attack

Adrian Lowe A young woman was sexually assaulted at the city's busiest train station at the weekend, police say, in a daylight attack on a platform.

Childcare workers undervalued and underpaid, Victorian study reveals

Tania Sewell

Daniella Miletic Early childhood educators feel they are perceived as being 'just babysitters', with little respect and recognition for their qualifications, years of experience and talent, research has shown.

Hunt takes a step back on bandicoot

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Tom Arup Environment Minister Greg Hunt has excused himself from a decision on protection for an endangered bandicoot from new housing on Melbourne's south-eastern fringe because he is the local member and...

Weather alert: severe warnings across Victoria

Rain pours in Melbourne.

Patrick Hatch The worst is over for Melbourne, but don’t expect life to get any drier.

Taxi reform protest blocks major city street

Taxi rank.

Steve Lillebuen Dozens of angry cab drivers are protesting industry reforms by blocking off a major Melbourne street.

The bush therapist

Michael Oates, Mental Health worker.

Chris Johnston It's a never-ending road for Michael Oates, helping the mentally ill.

Cyclist-dooring man 'not proud' of reaction

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Adam Carey The man who faces possible charges after opening a taxi door in the path of a cyclist on Monday says the collision was not his fault but he regrets behaving belligerently after the incident.

Disabled train and tram passengers forgotten

Luba Grigorovitch

Adam Carey and Henrietta Cook Passengers with disabilities are being left stranded on Melbourne's trains and trams because drivers ''forget'' to help them off at their requested stop or station, an inquiry has heard.

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Online petition blasts ticket inspectors' violence

Metro train.

Julia May An online petition started in response to an incident in which a Metro Trains ticket inspector ''body-slammed'' a 15-year-old girl at Flinders Street Station has attracted 35,000 signatures and...

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Bike lanes give false sense of security, officer says

Adam Carey and Deborah Gough Confusion about Melbourne's ill-defined network of bike lanes is putting cyclists in harm's way, Victoria's most senior bicycle police officer says.

Bicycle Network pushes to close door on Melbourne accidents

Cycling

Deborah Gough Cassandra Devine was riding along Flinders Street when a door flew open, throwing her from her bike.

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New battles looming over city's 'ugly' postwar office buildings

140 Bourke Street

Aisha Dow Melbourne's postwar buildings are at the centre of a new battle over heritage protection.

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