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Richmond station lined up for major revamp

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

Junkies to help police North Richmond laneways in bid to ease 'perfect storm' of heroin dealing

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Ian Munro and Adam Carey Illicit drug users will be trained to police North Richmond's entrenched drug trade in order to minimise its impact on residents and businesses.

New peak-hour services for busiest rail lines

Melbourne Metro Rail lost federal funding in the 2013 election.

Adam Carey Victoria's public transport system will get a much-needed shot in the arm next month when new peak-hour services are added to some of Melbourne's busiest rail lines, and sweeping changes are made to...

Tram system jammed as old carriages fall apart

Toorak tram.

Adam Carey Melbourne needs 110 more new bumper-sized trams by 2020 to avoid chronic overcrowding as the city population soars and to compensate for the need to retire almost 150 of the system's oldest trams,...

Drab train stations come to life in university design project

Melbourne train stations artists impressions

Adam Carey Some of Melbourne's most drab and dysfunctional suburban railway stations have been reimagined as vibrant public transport hubs serviced by London-style elevated train lines, in a new exhibition that...

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Myki to continue beyond contract, says Public Transport Victoria

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Adam Carey Despite its flaws, no further changes by the company that designed the ticketing system are scheduled, and it is likely to live on beyond its 2016 contract expiry.

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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...

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...

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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Glasses that keep an eye on drowsy driving up for safety gong

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Adam Carey A pair of glasses that detect driver drowsiness could win a national award for road safety.

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.

Changes fail to fix train crush

Metro commuters.

Adam Carey Overhaul of Melbourne's train timetable last year has done almost nothing to ease the peak-hour commuter crush, passenger count reveals.

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Trains skip stations to evade fines

Metro has recieved a $2.19 million 'incentive payment' from the state government.

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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Greens pitch north tram link

Traffic congestion in North Melbourne.

Adam Carey A new cross-town tram line would be built across Melbourne's inner north under a Greens alternative to the east-west road link.