Adam Carey

Adam Carey

Teenage girl 'body-slammed' at Flinders Street Station

Body slam

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 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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Cyclist-dooring man 'not proud' of reaction

dooring

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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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.

Shifting Melbourne Metro rail tunnel west a 'catastrophe': Doyle

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Adam Carey and Jason Dowling The proposed Melbourne Metro rail tunnel will still deliver passengers into the city centre, despite the Napthine government's recent decision to scrap plans to tunnel beneath Swanston Street.

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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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Training on wrong track, says rail union

Like this: Geoff Moody demonstrates the simulator.

Adam Carey Metro train drivers are being instructed how to drive along newly changed tracks in Melbourne's west by watching an animated movie, instead of learning while inside a train.

Rail works cause peak-hour chaos

Metro train.

Adam Carey and Caroline Zielinski Peak-hour commuters hit by combination of long delays, over-crowded trains and substitute bus services as Metro attempts to complete its already delayed rail works.

Trains skip stations to evade fines

Adam Carey Metro has resorted to skipping stations and running unscheduled short services since its new timetable was introduced last month, stranding passengers so its trains will run on time.

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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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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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Northern growth corridor residents driven to despair

Traffic jam

Adam Carey Communters in Melbourne's nothern suburbs turn to Facebook to vent their frustration.

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City speed limits drop to 40km/h

40km/h sign

Adam Carey Speed limits on Melbourne's city streets will soon drop to 40 km/h in a move police say will reduce the number of casualties on the road by about 25 a year.

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Time to slow down, Melbourne

The new limit will be introduced progressively.

Adam Carey Speed limits on Melbourne's city streets are set to drop to 40km/h in the hope the number of on-road casualties will be cut by about 25 a year.

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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Watchdog slams lag on City Loop safety

City Loop tunnels.

Adam Carey and Melissa Fyfe Melbourne's underground rail loop is a disaster waiting to happen, and the city's busiest station had no effective fire plan until last year, the state's public sector watchdog says.

Peak-hour rail crisis coming, Metro warns

Metro was penalised for diverting trains from the city or Altona loop.

Adam Carey Train passengers in Melbourne's north and west can expect chronic peak-hour congestion within two to three years after the government rejected a proposal to use two idle platforms at Southern Cross...

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Commuters derailed amid stormy start to day

Lightning strikes have affected train services.

Adam Carey and Nino Bucci Train services have mostly returned to normal after storms disrupted morning travel for thousands of commuters.