Adam Carey

Adam Carey

Downpour delays trains as passengers huddle at shelter

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Adam Carey A lack of shelter at most suburban railway stations is to blame for Melbourne's bankable rainy day train delays.

Bumper new law, but there's a sting in the tail

Tailgating entering the Burnley tunnel.

Adam Carey Victoria's road rules on tailgating are to be toughened up but, despite announcing changes to the laws on Tuesday, the Baillieu government cannot yet explain how they will be enforced.

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Lasers, video tech may track tailgaters

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Adam Carey Tailgating motorists will be hit with heavier penalties under a new law to be introduced by the Victorian government.

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Thousands escape fare evasion fines

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Adam Carey More than 21,000 people avoided paying a fine after being booked for fare evasion on Victorian public transport system last financial year - meaning almost 11.

Not good enough, new Yarra Trams boss tells staff

Trams collide  (nose to tail) in Swanston St Monday 27 February 2012 Picture by Craig Abraham 
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Adam Carey 'More of the same is not good enough' new chief tells staff on his first day.

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Wheely nice, say Greens: New bike lanes for Collingwood street

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Adam Carey Collingwood will have separated Copenhagen-style bike lanes along Wellington Street after Yarra City Council voted in favour of building them at a meeting on Tuesday night.

Traffic chaos adds to fire danger as residents flee

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Adam Carey and Jared Lynch Traffic in Melbourne's booming outer north all but ground to a halt during Monday's mass evacuation of residents, putting people at greater risk from the fire, locals say.

Dirty tracks blamed for tram driver's electric shock

Adam Carey Drivers fear maintenance cutbacks led to dirty tram tracks to blame for shock incident.

State fights blazes as extreme heat, high winds feed flames

Fire at Pakenham.

Adam Carey and Tom Arup About 10 2000 people in and around the small high country town of Licola have been advised to consider leaving for safer territory as a bushfire blazes out of control in north Gippsland.

Man charged over nightclub bashing

Adam Carey A 41-year-old man from Knoxfield has been charged over a bashing outside a CBD nightclub that left his victim in hospital with serious head injuries.

Metro staff hit with pepper spray in row

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Adam Carey Staff at Broadmeadows railway station were exposed to second-hand pepper spray after protective services officers clashed with a man who refused to show them his ticket.

Tourist coaches fail fire standards

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Adam Carey Bus operators have been warned to check their fire safety standards after almost half of tourist coaches failed a fire readiness test in a recent blitz.

Surplus the priority in budget requests: Wells

Kim Wells.

Adam Carey Business and community groups have been invited to make submissions to the Baillieu government as it prepares its next budget.

Better, but roads still take far too big a toll: police

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Adam Carey Victoria Police reports all-time low 279 road deaths in 2012. It is the fifth consecutive year the state has has marked a record low road toll.

Stopping all stations: Bendigo line commuters forced back to their cars

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Adam Carey When Metro services were extended to Sunbury on November 18, travellers further along the Bendigo line in towns such as Kyneton and Castlemaine also saw their journeys extended

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Carmageddon hits Melbourne

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Adam Carey An epic 20-kilometre traffic jam choked Melbourne's busiest arterial road on Thursday, as planned maintenance works on the West Gate Bridge slowed traffic to a crawl all the way from West Sunshine to...

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Works halt travellers across Melbourne

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Adam Carey It just might be the first day the hated Punt Road provides a better cross-city run than CityLink for frazzled motorists.

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.

Fels pushes for major taxi reforms

It is predicted the reforms would put an extra 300 to 400 cabs on the road.

Adam Carey Taxi drivers would get 55 per cent of the fare box and the value of taxi licences would be slashed to as little as $20,000 a year under sweeping industry reforms being considered by the Baillieu...

Baillieu sits on taxi report

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Adam Carey Passengers and industry players must wait for a government response to Allan Fels' taxi industry report.