Tullamarine

Two-car Tullamarine Freeway crash hits commuters

Deborah Gough Airport-bound traffic was hit by heavy delays on Wednesday morning after a two-car crash on the Tullamarine Freeway.

Avalon boss rails against Tullamarine plans

Stephen Cauchi A third runway at Melbourne Airport would create a Tullamarine traffic nightmare if no rail link was built to go with it, according to the operator of rival Avalon Airport.

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Annabel Crabb

Welcome to Tullamarine. Your humiliation begins now

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Annabel Crabb The true cost of travelling by air is nothing less than your self-esteem.

Body on Tullamarine Freeway closes CityLink

Tullamarine Freeway and CityLink blocked after fatal incident.

Megan Levy The Tullamarine Freeway has been closed to traffic north of Moreland Road after a fatal collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle.

Environmental hurdles for airport rail link

Melbourne Airport

Farrah Tomazin Rail link would pass through contaminated sites and threaten environmentally sensitive areas.

Labor could tear up East West Link contract if it wins election

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Adam Carey Should Labor win the November state election, there is no legal impediment stopping it from tearing up the contract for the East West Link if it is sincere in its opposition to the road project,...

Melbourne-Brisbane airport drug ring busted

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Cameron Houston and Kristian Silva A major drug syndicate that allegedly used commercial airline flights to smuggle tonnes of marijuana between Melbourne and Brisbane has been dismantled by a national police taskforce.

Bikie gangs muscle in on car wash businesses

Ali Kesici

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and Cameron Houston Outlaw motorcycle gangs have gained a foothold in Melbourne's lucrative car wash business after establishing a strong presence in the security, tattoo, brothel and debt collection industries.

Melbourne Express: weather, breaking news, traffic, tweets and more

Angus Holland Melbourne Express is a live daily blog bringing you what you need to hit the day running - news, weather and transport updates, and compelling content from The Age and beyond.

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Crime figures and bikies running illegal labour rorts on big building sites

Cameron Houston and Chris Vedelago Hundreds of Chinese workers are being exploited by some of Australia's largest building firms in a lucrative rort that has seen criminal figures and outlaw motorcycle gangs infiltrate Victoria's...

Government bows to pressure from home owners affected by the East West Link

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Adam Carey The cost of acquiring property to build the East West Link is set to increase by millions.

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In a hurry? Try a five-minute chopper ride to Melbourne Airport

Jason Dowling There is no train to Melbourne Airport - but how about a helicopter?

901 bus service 'flawed'

901 bus to the Airport

Adam Carey The high-frequency public bus to Melbourne Airport has not dented the overwhelming dominance of car travel to Tullamarine.

The odyssey

Bus Driver Eril Mitchell who drives the 901 bus which is Melbourne's longest running from Frankston to Ringwood to the Airport.

Adam Carey I'm standing at the airport waiting for a bus. Midday. Friday. Tullamarine. An axis through which 30 million people pass each year, barely any of them on a public bus.

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Sale of port would fund Labor's transport scheme

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Adam Carey The sale of Port of Melbourne would fund biggest ever assault on Melbourne's level crossings under a Labor government.

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East-west link factored into budget

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Josh Gordon The Napthine government's east-west link will cost the budget less than $2 billion over the next four years, leaving room for other infrastructure announcements before the 2014 election.

Girl jumps into Albert Park Lake after car chase

Police

Caroline Zielinski A teenage girl jumped into Albert Park Lake to avoid arrest after she was involved in a high-speed pursuit.

Co-ordinated public transport, not more roads, the answer to gridlock

John Stone.

John Stone I wish I lived in one of those cities where politicians competed for my vote with enticing public transport projects.

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Fund rail to rescue jobs, Napthine urges Abbott

Ron Tandberg 'News' cartoon December 16th 2013

Josh Gordon, Clay Lucas Premier Denis Napthine is pleading with the Abbott government to 'bring forward' Commonwealth infrastructure funding to offset the pain caused by the looming end of manufacturing by Holden.

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Police hunt duo after alleged kidnapping

Benjamin Millar Police are hunting for two people on the run following an alleged kidnapping in Melbourne's north.