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Relief from commuter crush years away despite billions in budget

Standing room only: No respite yet for these passengers on a  crowded Melbourne commuter train.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Congested level crossings in Melbourne's eastern and north-western suburbs will be among the first 17 of 50 Labor promises will go in the next eight years.

Victorian state budget 2015: Few public transport surprises

Labor has announced the first 17 of 50 level crossings to be removed in the next eight years.

Adam Carey Congested level crossings in Melbourne's eastern and north-western suburbs will be among the first 17 of 50 the Andrews government promises will go in the next eight years.

Rare praise for Metro inspector who rescued woman trapped under train

Adam Carey A father has expressed his deep gratitude towards a Metro ticket inspector whose quick thinking saved his daughter from serious injury after she fell between a train and platform as the train pulled...

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'Worst station in Victoria' Broadmeadows still battling for renewal

Hume mayor Adem? Atmaca says Broadmeadows railway station is in urgent need of rejuvenation.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Hume mayor Adem Atmaca's unvarnished scorn for the railway station at the heart of the city he serves is telling.

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Metro work fast-tracked to subsidiary

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Adam Carey A rail maintenance company set up by Metro to monopolise project work in Melbourne could be put out of business by the Andrews government due to concerns about a lack of probity.

New train carriages to boost daily regional rail capacity by 1500: Andrews

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Adam Carey The Andrews government's first budget will include $257 million for new carriages and a depot that will increase rail capacity and create jobs.

Transurban's shock-and-awe road proposal looks compelling

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter So Transurban is the new white knight for the 200,000-plus travellers grinding their way over the West Gate Bridge each weekday, riding in not on a horse but a glistening new stretch of 12-lane...

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Metro move to monopolise rail maintenance under government microscope

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Adam Carey A rail maintenance company set up by Metro to monopolise project work in Melbourne could be put out of business by the Andrews government due to concerns about a lack of probity.

New accessible tram stops not on the level for those most in need in Melbourne

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Melbourne's expanding fleet of low-floor trams is being allocated to tram routes that lack wheelchair-accessible stops, while accessible tram stops are being built on routes that have no low-floor...

Tardy trams prompt Yarra to pad out timetable to avoid compensation bill

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter An attempt by Yarra Trams to speed up commute times by bringing in a new timetable has been abandoned after it backfired, taking the company to the brink of a costly failure to meet its punctuality...

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Metro and union face off over 'unsafe' X'Trapolis train on Frankston line

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter The union that represents Metro train drivers has sought to take the company to the industrial umpire over its continued operation of a single X'Trapolis train – modified so it will not outpace...

Online map aims to simplify the hunt for a parking spot in Melbourne's CBD

Parkhound co-founder Robert Crocitti with the only three-hour on-street parking spots in Melbourne's CBD.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter A Melbourne start-up, Parkhound, has developed an online tool that can identify free on-street parking spots and help to ease inner-city congestion.

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It's a west side story as trams switch routes for Metro rail tunnel

Adam Carey More than a third of Melbourne's tram routes will be forced to run a different course through the city during the long period of disruption while Swanston Street is dug up to build the Melbourne...

Dandenong manufacturers put locally built transport vehicles on display

The Age, News, picture by Justin McManus. 17/04/2015. Made in Dandenong. Local industry highlights all the heavy transport products that are made in Dandenong. Workers  who make parts for the Bombardier E Class Tram.

Adam Carey Dandenong flexed manufacturing muscle on Friday when local industry jammed the suburb's city square with an exhibition of locally built trains, trams and automobiles.

Melbourne Metro: challenge of tunnelling beneath Yarra River still unresolved

Unanswered questions: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Transport Jacinta Allan.

Adam Carey, Clay Lucas The complex engineering challenge of building the $11 billion rail tunnel has yet to be fully resolved.

Metro rail Tunnel: Melbourne needs it, so let's build it

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Adam Carey It is difficult to overstate how badly Melbourne needs the Metro rail tunnel.

Metro will accept tougher punctuality targets to win contract: Andrew Lezala

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Adam Carey Metro boss Andrew Lezala says the company hopes it is in Melbourne to stay and will gladly meet tougher punctuality targets if that is what it takes to hold onto the contract to operate the city's...

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V/Line and Metro clash over state of tracks on busy Melbourne rail line

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Adam Carey Rail operators V/Line and Metro are in dispute over the allegedly poor condition of the tracks on a long stretch of Melbourne's rail network.

Plan to cut buses in Melbourne's west and north quashed by Andrews government

The Andrews government has quashed a plan to cut bus routes in Melbourne north and west.

Adam Carey A plan to cut bus services on key routes in Melbourne's west and north by more than 20 per cent has been dumped by the Andrews government.

Hundreds of bus services in Melbourne's west and north face being cut to service city's east

A Melbourne bus network overhaul proposed by operator Transdev would see hundreds of services in the west and north cut.

Adam Carey Hundreds of public bus services in Melbourne's west and north will be cut this year so the eastern suburbs can have more frequent buses if the Andrews government accepts a bus network overhaul...

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