Adam Carey

Adam Carey

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...

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.

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...

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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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.

Airport set to fly into the big time

Avalon Airport from the air 25th of February 2004 The Age news Picture by JOE ARMAO SPECIAL AIRPORT

Adam Carey Avalon is poised to become Melbourne's second international airport after the Australian and Philippines governments cleared the way for direct flights in and out of there.

V/Line, Metro train switch planned

Vline

Adam Carey Gippsland rail passengers to be forced to catch Metro trains from Pakenham under new plan.

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City residents rail at train racket that's a bridge too far

Victoria Franzke with her baby Reuben.

Adam Carey When David Franzke and Victoria Huf bought a house across the road from a railway line 10 years ago, they knew they would have to live with the intrusive noise of the odd diesel train thundering by.

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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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V/Line misses punctuality targets every month

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Adam Carey V/Line, the state's regional rail operator, has missed its monthly punctuality target on every intercity line in the state every month for the past six months.