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Geelong-Ballarat-Bendigo train ride aims to revive regional rail

Adam Carey The railway line between Maryborough and Castlemaine turns 140 this year and parts of it look every day of it.

Labor floats plan for giant pier out into Port Phillip in its Bay West port plan

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Adam Carey Labor is considering building a giant, hook-shaped pier stretching about eight kilometres into the sea as a way to make good on its proposal to build a new container port in the west of Port Phillip...

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Hastings port expansion to over-burden Melbourne's roads and rail lines, report finds

Hastings.

Adam Carey and Josh Gordon A plan to develop a huge container port at Hastings south-east of Melbourne could put an impossible strain on the city’s roads and busiest rail lines and potentially drive up the cost of...

Victorian Labor's Bay West plan for Melbourne too risky, former port chief says

Container ship

Adam Carey Labor’s plan to build a vast new Melbourne container port in the west of Port Phillip Bay is “simplistic” and likely to fail, former chief executive of the Victorian...

Deaths and injuries will continue at level crossings without major changes: experts

Level Crossing Murray St. Preston.

Adam Carey People will continue to be killed and seriously injured at level crossings at an unacceptably high rate in Victoria unless major design changes are made to make it harder to take risks around trains,...

Dredging blow to port plan

PORT PHILLIP BAY and DREDGING and QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS
Photo shows the Dredger The Queen of The Netherlands dredging at the opening of Port Phillip Bay.
Photo by Jason South for THE AGE
31st July 2008

Adam Carey Port Phillip Bay faces massive dredging on a scale never before attempted in Australia, at a cost of billions, if Labor follows through on its policy to build a new container port between Avalon and...

Federation bike trail barricaded by concrete company

Bike path in Werribee

Adam Carey A territorial dispute in an industrial part of Melbourne's west is believed to have prompted a concrete and quarrying company to fence off part of a major bike trail, forcing cyclists to detour...

No trains on Ballarat, Bendigo, Sunbury lines for three weeks

Victoria gets 40 new regional carriages (Thumbnail)

Adam Carey Three railway lines will be completely shut down for more than three weeks from Saturday until January 19 as work on the regional rail link, the state's biggest infrastructure project, goes into...

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.

Lost Werribee boys found after two weeks

Police

Adam Carey Police have called for help in their search for two young boys from Werribee who are missing.

Ninety new train services on way

Metro train

Adam Carey Ninety new train services will be added to Melbourne's metro rail network next month, mostly along the Sunbury line, when a new timetable commences on November 18.

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New myki card readers no faster

Blogger Marcus Wong has timed how fast the new MYKI gates are and found they are no faster at letting through the passengers than the old metcard gates.

Adam Carey Experiment shows myki-only barrier gates no faster than obsolete Metcard/myki ones.

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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.

Myki cards nearing four-year expiry date

Adam Carey Myki cards will be switched off in their thousands in coming weeks as they begin to reach their four-year expiry date.

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Fels pushes for major taxi reforms

It is predicted the reforms would put an extra 300 to 400 cabs on the road.

Adam Carey Taxi drivers would get 55 per cent of the fare box and the value of taxi licences would be slashed to as little as $20,000 a year under sweeping industry reforms being considered by the Baillieu...

Stopping all stations: Bendigo line commuters forced back to their cars

Vline

Adam Carey When Metro services were extended to Sunbury on November 18, travellers further along the Bendigo line in towns such as Kyneton and Castlemaine also saw their journeys extended

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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.

Billion-dollar plan to fix dangerous roads

A Frankston roadside memorial.

Adam Carey The state government will spend $1 billion to cut the road toll.

V/Line conductors unable to sell tickets under myki

Tracy O'Brien

Adam Carey V/Line conductors will lose the power to sell tickets to passengers soon after myki replaces paper tickets on most regional railway lines this year, potentially increasing the rate of fare evasion.

Boost for rail tunnel

Crowded train

Josh Gordon and Adam Carey The Gillard government is expected to announce funding for Melbourne's $9 billion metro rail tunnel, placing it at odds with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, who has said he will back the east-west...

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