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

Melbourne tram

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

Metro trains

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

Andrew Lezala,  CEO of Metro Trains Melbourne on platform one at Flinders Street Station this morning. Story by Mat Dunckley. #133159 AFR FIRST USE ONLY PLEASE!!!

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


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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French Island residents stranded by unreliable ferry service

Fishing boat French Island residents currently catch to get to and from the mainland, for Adam Carey story. The Age. April 10, 2015. Photo: Supplied
 Fishing boat French Island residents currently catch to get to and from the mainland, for Adam Carey story. The Age. April 10, 2015. Photo: Supplied

Adam Carey Small businesses have had to close temporarily after the ferry service missed sailings.

Port sale standoff threatens to derail Andrews government's transport promises

Premier Daniel Andrews .

Adam Carey, Richard Willingham, Benjamin Preiss Special laws to sell the Port of Melbourne will be introduced into the Victorian Parliament after May's budget, Treasurer Tim Pallas has revealed.

Andrews government considering freight industry's proposal for heavier trucks on Victoria's roads

Road transport operators want to be allowed to drive heavier vehicles on Victoria's roads. Their proposal would mean raising weight limits on Melbourne's West Gate Bridge.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Motorists in Victoria could soon find themselves sharing the roads with trucks carrying loads of more than 85 tonnes, almost 20 per cent heavier than is currently permitted on all but a few of the...

Myki gates to remain closed at Richmond train station after MCG games


Marissa Calligeros, Adam Carey The myki gates at Richmond station will remain closed after football games at the MCG this year, rather than being opened to let large crowds through.

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Children pick up on parents' poor driving habits from age five: TAC

rage; 971022; pic by Tina Haynes; Metro; Pic shows; For story on road rage

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Parents' dangerous driving habits are influencing the way their children later drive, with research showing they begin to learn to drive from as young as five.

Tram maker warns it might lay off suppliers if government fails to place new order

Bendigo East Labor MP Jacinta Allan

Adam Carey, Benjamin Preiss Melbourne tram maker Bombardier has warned it may have to lay off suppliers and put its own staff on gardening duties if the Andrews government fails to put in an order for new trams this year.

Jump in number of truck drivers testing positive for ice concerns police

More truck drivers have been caught under the influence of drugs including ice, alarming police.

Adam Carey More truck drivers are being caught driving under the influence of drugs, including ice, prompting a warning from police that a rogue element is threatening public safety on the state's roads.

Transport staff subjected to more than 100 assaults in a year

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter There have been more than 100 assaults on public transport staff in Victoria since the beginning of last year, prompting a united plea from unions and industry for more to be done to protect workers...

Boom gate failures force indefinite shutdown of Stony Point rail line


Adam Carey The Stony Point rail line is closed indefinitely following a series of safety breaches in which boom gates failed to drop for an approaching train.