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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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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...

Metro left train driver on ice in control of train

Metro train
SUNDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2010
AGE NEWS METRO

Photo by PENNY STEPHENS

Adam Carey A Metro train driver with high levels of ice in his system who had just run through a stop signal was told by senior management to continue driving a train loaded with passengers, allegedly because...

Rail map gets a rainbow update

New PTV rail map

Adam Carey Melbourne's long-standing yellow-and-blue train network map is headed for the bin, to be replaced next year by a new, rainbow-coloured map aimed at making it easier for passengers to navigate around...

Victorians hit for $1 million a day for rail upgrade

The new Springvale Station, the Springvale Rd level Crosing has been removed. ]

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...

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...

Richmond station lined up for major revamp

Richmond station

Adam Carey Richmond station, one of the busiest and ugliest railway stations in Melbourne, is being eyed up for redevelopment.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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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