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Lost Werribee boys found after two weeks

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Adam Carey Police have called for help in their search for two young boys from Werribee who are missing.

A tale of two rail lines: Altona slumps while Werribee soars

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Adam Carey, Craig Butt Two rail lines diverge in Altona North; some take the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.

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Overcrowding soars on Melbourne's busiest train, tram routes

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Adam Carey The level of overcrowding on Melbourne's trains has jumped significantly this year, new data shows, with almost one in two peak-hour commuters on the city's worst affected lines forced to squeeze...

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Third option emerges for Labor's Bay West port

The orange-bellied parrot.

Adam Carey The orange-bellied parrot, one of Australia’s rarest birds, could again up-end plans for a major project in Victoria, after a study found it likes to feed at a Port Phillip Bay site Labor is...

Wyndham bus network overhaul planned for 2015

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Adam Carey Melbourne bus services will get a serious boost early next year when five new, higher-frequency routes start up in time with the opening of the Regional Rail Link between Werribee and the CBD.

Labor floats plan for giant pier out into Port Phillip in its Bay West port plan

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Adam Carey Labor is considering building a giant, hook-shaped pier stretching about eight kilometres into the sea as a way to make good on its proposal to build a new container port in the west of Port Phillip...

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Hastings port expansion to over-burden Melbourne's roads and rail lines, report finds

Hastings.

Adam Carey and Josh Gordon A plan to develop a huge container port at Hastings south-east of Melbourne could put an impossible strain on the city’s roads and busiest rail lines and potentially drive up the cost of...

Victorian Labor's Bay West plan for Melbourne too risky, former port chief says

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Adam Carey Labor’s plan to build a vast new Melbourne container port in the west of Port Phillip Bay is “simplistic” and likely to fail, former chief executive of the Victorian...

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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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.

Roads and rail paved with election year cash

The showpiece is the Melbourne Rail Link, a 7.5 kilometre tunnel from South Yarra to Southern Cross Station.

Adam Carey Road and rail projects that will transform Melbourne dominate the Victorian budget in this election year, with the Napthine government pledging that up to $24 billion will be invested in new...

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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Federation bike trail barricaded by concrete company

Bike path in Werribee

Adam Carey A territorial dispute in an industrial part of Melbourne's west is believed to have prompted a concrete and quarrying company to fence off part of a major bike trail, forcing cyclists to detour...

Single line to Upfield worsens north-west rail woes

Metro train.

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.

Public Transport Victoria plans to expand cross-town buses

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Adam Carey A network of more than 30 bus routes running every 10 minutes would criss-cross much of Melbourne within less than a decade under ambitious plans produced by Public Transport Victoria.

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Time to unearth London secrets

Adam Carey Melbourne needs to follow London and find a solution to an impending rail capacity crisis.

Commuters going loopy on Altona railway

Altona Station.

Adam Carey It seems life is anything but a beach for train travellers on the Altona loop.

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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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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.

New station in a jam as commuters fear parking woes

Adam Carey A railway station at Williams Landing, being built at a cost of $110 million, will help fill a urgent need for better public transport in Melbourne's outer west.