Adam Carey

Adam Carey

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...

Some in Sunbury not galvanised by train electrification

Metro train.

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

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Cutbacks compromise $5b Regional Rail Link

Train at Wallace

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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'Absolutely idiotic': police investigate train-jumping teen

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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.

Single line to Upfield worsens north-west rail woes

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.

Training on wrong track, says rail union

Like this: Geoff Moody demonstrates the simulator.

Adam Carey Metro train drivers are being instructed how to drive along newly changed tracks in Melbourne's west by watching an animated movie, instead of learning while inside a train.

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.

New Metro train arrives, five months early

Adam Carey The first of seven new Metro trains for Melbourne was delivered to the Victorian government today, five months ahead of schedule.

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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Passengers' plans derailed in face of train mayhem

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Adam Carey A night of public transport chaos looms for commuters heading to the north-western suburbs, with travellers on the Sydenham line warned to expect long delays due to a major signal fault that could...

Peak-hour rail crisis coming, Metro warns

Metro was penalised for diverting trains from the city or Altona loop.

Adam Carey Train passengers in Melbourne's north and west can expect chronic peak-hour congestion within two to three years after the government rejected a proposal to use two idle platforms at Southern Cross...

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Works halt travellers across Melbourne

Red light

Adam Carey It just might be the first day the hated Punt Road provides a better cross-city run than CityLink for frazzled motorists.

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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Attention passengers, your expanded rail network has been delayed

Leading cities are building public-transport networks, transport expert says.

Adam Carey The reports are in - an extended rail network is at least a decade away.

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.

Doubt over assessment of Napthine's road plan

Public Transport Minister Terry Mulder

Adam Carey An assessment of the economic credentials of the east-west road link was given to the Napthine government just two weeks ago, throwing doubt on its chances of being properly assessed by...