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

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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...

Missing Sunbury woman found safe

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Dan Oakes, Jane Holroyd and Dan Oakes An intellectually disabled woman who vanished more than a week ago has turned up safe.

Some in Sunbury not galvanised by train electrification

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Adam Carey The number of trains between Melbourne and Sunbury will double when Metro takes over.

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Young man charged over Sunbury stabbing

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Megan Levy A teenager was stabbed to death in Melbourne's north-west last night, police say.

Young man in court over Sunbury stabbing

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A man has been remanded in custody over the fatal stabbing of a youth in Melbourne's northwest.

'City-shaping' Easter transport works to cause major delays

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Patrick Hatch, Nick Toscano A "city-shaping" Easter blitz on road, rail and tram works is expected to cause major delays for commuters across Melbourne, starting on Thursday morning.

Damage in February farm fires estimated at $35 million

Darren Gray More than half the losses were incurred by farmers near Melbourne's northern fringe.

Cutbacks compromise $5b Regional Rail Link

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Adam Carey and Jason Dowling Victoria's biggest public transport project, the $4.8 billion Regional Rail Link, will not truly achieve its aim of untangling the tracks currently shared by Metro and V/Line trains, because of a...

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Online petition blasts ticket inspectors' violence

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Julia May An online petition started in response to an incident in which a Metro Trains ticket inspector ''body-slammed'' a 15-year-old girl at Flinders Street Station has attracted 35,000 signatures and...

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'Absolutely idiotic': police investigate train-jumping teen

Adam Carey Police are investigating an incident in which a teenage boy was filmed jumping from a moving train for a prank and then bragged about it on Facebook hours later.

Victorian bushfires: threats continue despite cooler conditions

Residents run from a fast moving grass fire which gets close to homes in the Melbourne northern suburb Craigieburn, Feb. 9, 2014. A total fire ban is in plce across Victoria during the heat wave temperatures while several fires are burning throughout the state.(AAP Image/David Crosling) NO ARCHIVING

Jessica Wright, Darren Gray and Caroline Zielinski Bushfires will continue to rage across Victoria on Monday, despite milder overnight conditions temporarily easing the danger.

Victorian bushfires: February 10, 2014

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Catherine Chisholm Good morning. This is The Age's coverage of Victoria's bushfire emergency this Monday.

Melbourne Express: Thursday, February 13

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Metro rail tunnel plan will include Melbourne airport link

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Josh Gordon and Jason Dowling Long-demanded rail link to Melbourne airport will be included in an expanded Metro rail tunnel plan.

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Single line to Upfield worsens north-west rail woes

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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.

V/Line officers used 'unnecessary force' on frail man: Police, Ombudsman

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Beau Donelly and Henrietta Cook V/Line staff used excessive force when they removed a 'frail man' from a country train and restrained him on the ground with his pants around his ankles, the Victorian Ombudsman has found.

Youth unemployment reaches crisis point, says Brotherhood of St Laurence

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Aisha Dow and Chloe Booker Australians aged 15 to 24 are struggling to find jobs in the ripples of the global financial crisis.

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Victorian bushfires: February 9, 2014

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Adrian Lowe Good afternoon. This is The Age's live coverage of Victoria's bushfire emergency on February 9, 2014.

Labor Party's Daniel Andrews in Victoria state election row over women

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Josh Gordon Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews is facing an internal revolt over claims that affirmative action targets for female MPs are being deliberately ignored by a factional boys' club in the race to...

Ambulance Victoria fears over children locked in hot cars

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Lara O'Toole More than 1100 children were locked in cars in the past 12 months, with Ambulance Victoria revealing most of them were newborns and toddlers.