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Footscray's Shepherd Bridge bridge in urgent need of repairs, says report

Adam Carey One of Melbourne's most important road bridges is in urgent need of work so both trucks and cyclists can continue to use it safely, an expert report given to the Napthine government has found.

East-west viaduct coming and Kensington residents want out

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Adam Carey The owners of dozens of new apartments in a converted warehouse in Kensington have implored the Napthine government to buy them out because their homes will be just 14 metres from an elevated road...

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Shifting Melbourne Metro rail tunnel west a 'catastrophe': Doyle

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Adam Carey and Jason Dowling The proposed Melbourne Metro rail tunnel will still deliver passengers into the city centre, despite the Napthine government's recent decision to scrap plans to tunnel beneath Swanston Street.

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Knowledge test will 'weed out' Melbourne's worst taxi drivers

The Age 
Picture by Wayne Taylor
27th November 2012
Generic picture of Taxis at Melbourne Airport.

Adam Carey The forthcoming taxi Knowledge test will put Melbourne's prospective cabbies and some current drivers through a rigorous, three-hour exam in which they must answer 85 per cent of 155 questions...

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Single line to Upfield worsens north-west rail woes

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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.

Ageing train system leads to soaring power costs

Metro train.

Adam Carey Victoria's ageing train infrastructure is costing taxpayers millions in unnecessary power usage and stymieing efforts by the train operator to cut its greenhouse emissions.

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Domain tunnel faces another closure for resurfacing works

Citylink Domain tunnel.

Adam Carey The Domain tunnel will be closed again for resurfacing works after Transurban admitted on 3AW Radio that a section of new asphalt laid during the recent four-day closure was too rough and "patchy"...

Port of Melbourne calls for changes to east-west link plans

The Port of Melbourne.

Adam Carey Port of Melbourne Corporation fears toll road will create traffic bottlenecks near the port.

Taxi fares to fall as card surcharge is halved

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Adam Carey The cost of paying for a taxi by credit or debit card will halve next month, when the state government begins to enforce its decision to slash the surcharge for non-cash payments from 10 per cent to...

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...

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...

Why our rails can't cope with the heat

Metro train.

Adam Carey Metro's decision to cancel almost 50 train services before the first forecast hot day of summer on Thursday is a sign Melbourne's rail network is still hampered by decades of neglect, public...

Teenage girl 'body-slammed' at Flinders Street Station

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Adam Carey Two teenage girls have been charged with assault after a confrontation with ticket inspectors in which one girl was picked up and slammed into the ground after hitting an officer in the face.

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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Traders plan mock funeral for 'death of Acland Street'

Acland St.

Adam Carey St Kilda traders are planning a "day of mourning" for the coming death of Acland Street if a planned conversion of one of Melbourne's busiest tram routes into a light rail service is not stopped.

Sun sinks on Little Ethiopia as work on rail project cuts a lifeline for community

Abeda Belay

Adam Carey Abeselom Nega stands outside his shop Queen of Sheba, one of a clutch of small African restaurants on Nicholson Street in Footscray, a stretch dubbed ''Little Ethiopia''.

On the lawn with Oompa Loompas and a bride-to-be

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Adam Carey In my regulation black suit and tie and white shirt, I feel as though I have the Derby day dress code down pat; but no sooner have I joined the racegoers on the Flemington lawn than I have outed...

State government announces new off-ramp for east-west link

Denis Napthine.

Adam Carey A new off-ramp from the east-west link to Ormond Road will be built as part of the major road project, funnelling toll road traffic into Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds, the Napthine government has...

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It's time to put bus app on schedule

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Adam Carey TramTracker, a free app that lets users see precisely how many minutes away the next tram is, is one of the most excellent little additions to Melbourne's public transport system in years.

Real-time tracking for buses scrapped

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Adam Carey A multimillion-dollar project to boost Melbourne's underused buses by fitting them with GPS tracking technology has been scrapped before it starts, even though more than 95 per cent of the city's bus...

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