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Doubters fear signal upgrade won't work on Melbourne's old and complex rail network

Adam Carey A half-billion dollar plan to run trains every two minutes along Melbourne's busiest railway line using cutting-edge high-speed signalling is in doubt because of fears the technology will not work on...

Local train maker cut out of the loop in Napthine government's multibillion-dollar rail boost

A Metro X'Trapolis train.

Adam Carey The next generation of Melbourne trains could be built by a Chinese government-owned rail giant with strong ties to MTR, Metro's Hong Kong parent company, which is also majority owned by the Chinese...

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Designs revealed for new railway stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, and Clayton

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Adam Carey Three ageing suburban railway stations in Melbourne’s south-east will be demolished and replaced with new station buildings under concept plans released by the Napthine government on Wednesday.

Concern locals being forgotten in rush to sign contracts for Dandenong rail project

Concerned Monash mayor Geoff Lake.

Adam Carey and Konrad Marshall Communities in Melbourne’s south-east fear their voices will be ignored by the Napthine government as it rushes to sign contracts for the multibillion-dollar Dandenong rail corridor project...

Caroline Springs' wait for a station finally ends

Laverton Railway Station. Generic Melbourne public transport. Metro Trains. Train station. Park and Drive. Commuters. Myki ticketing system. Train platforms.

Adam Carey A new V/Line railway station for Caroline Springs in Melbourne’s outer-west will open in 2016, the Napthine government says.

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...

VicRoads KO's 'lite' rail changes on Dandenong line

Artist's impression.

Adam Carey Low-cost Metro proposal to fix six level crossings along Melbourne's most congested railway line was rejected by Napthine government for a more expensive plan to remove just four crossings, because...

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On a fast track

Metro.

Royce Millar and Adam Carey Lobbyist, former state government treasurer and current Liberal Party federal president Alan Stockdale played a key role in a multibillion-dollar rail upgrade approved without tender by the Napthine...

Metro puts millions into fencing off Melbourne's rail suicide 'hot spots'

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One of the new Metro trains still sitting in the Railway yards in Newport
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Adam Carey Millions of dollars is being spent fencing off open sections of Melbourne's railways where people are regularly taking their own lives.

Metro trains skipping stations justifiable: Transport Minister Terry Mulder

One of the new Metro trains.

Adam Carey Metro's practice of skipping stations when trains are running late is sometimes a justifiable way for the operator to improve its on-time performance, Victoria's Public Transport Minister Terry...

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Better buses proposed in Rowville rail line report

The Napthine government’s $11 billion Melbourne rail link is not scheduled for completion until 2023 at the earliest.

Adam Carey Residents of Melbourne’s south-east who’ve waited 45 years for the Rowville rail line to be built should expect to wait at least another 10, but can take consolation in the prospect of...

Dandenong rail line on track for years of disruption

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Adam Carey Passengers face the prospect of several years of severe overcrowding and declining reliability.

Schoolkids on track to visit every station in a day

Schoolchildren begin their quest to visit every train station in Melbourne in one day. They're pictured at Pakenham station.

Adam Carey One day, 16 railway lines, 209 stations, 17 schoolchildren. Is it possible to visit every railway station in Melbourne in a day?

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Troubles balloon on the City Loop

Balloons

Adam Carey Train chaos is easing after Metro removed the balloons that were caught in overhead wires between Flinders Street and Southern Cross stations, temporarily stalling four railway lines.

State fights blazes as extreme heat, high winds feed flames

Fire at Pakenham.

Adam Carey and Tom Arup About 10 2000 people in and around the small high country town of Licola have been advised to consider leaving for safer territory as a bushfire blazes out of control in north Gippsland.

Gippsland puts its case to host rail line

Bullet train

Adam Carey Gippsland councils want a proposed high-speed rail line across Australia's east coast to run through their communities, arguing it would inject new life into the region and do more to fix Melbourne's...

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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.

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.

The crushing truth: Metro's loaded language

Crowded train

Adam Carey Have you been 'crush loaded' lately?

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