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Major overhaul on the cards for Melbourne bus routes


Adam Carey Some of Melbourne's busiest bus routes will be cut back as much as 50 per cent next year so that other services can run more frequently in a big shake-up of bus services proposed by Public Transport...

Labor to release cabinet documents

Tunnel vision:Labor leader Daniel Andrews.

Richard Willingham and Adam Carey Daniel Andrews will break convention to release sensitive cabinet-in-confidence documents relating to the controversial East West Link project.

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After killing off East West Link, Daniel Andrews plugs his West Gate Distributor to solve traffic woes in the west

Premier-elect Daniel Andrews with his deputy James Merlino.

Adam Carey Some call them zombie projects - ambitious road-building proposals that are killed off only to rise from the dead.

Victoria election 2014: Liberal leaders stand down

Former premier Denis Napthine.

Adam Carey It's a changing of the guard for Victoria's defeated Liberal Party, with leader Denis Napthine and his deputy Louise Asher both stepping down.

Election promise: New train a month won't meet needs of growing population

State elections

Adam Carey The Napthine government's $3.9 billion promise to buy a new train every month for 10 years will not even come close to meeting the demand Victoria's rapidly rising population is expected to create,...

Minor dredging needed for Hastings port expansion, study finds

Hastings could host Melbourne's next significant container port.

Adam Carey The Napthine government's case for building Melbourne's next big container port at Hastings has been boosted by the discovery that only minor dredging of the sea floor would be required to create...

Canberra may have to pay compo if East West cancelled

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Victorian Premier Denis Napthine.

Adam Carey and Clay Lucas Tony Abbott's threat to take back $3 billion from Victoria for the East West Link if Labor cancels the project contradicts an agreement he signed with Premier Denis Napthine seven weeks ago.

Public transport user group slams Napthine government, calls for Greens vote

Laverton train

Adam Carey The Public Transport Users Association have called for a vote for the Greens in this week's election and condemned the Napthine government for its "betrayal of the Victorian people" in seeking to...

Melbourne's trains start later on Sunday than any other Australian city

V/Line train

Adam Carey The sluggish start time also means some V/Line services leave Southern Cross Station almost an hour before the first Metro train of the day arrives

Brunswick's senior citizens hope to get back on the buses soon

The local community fought hard to retain the Hope Street bus service.

Adam Carey Melbourne's puniest bus route, the two-kilometre Hope Street service in Brunswick, will be reinstated after Public Transport Victoria killed it in 2012, Labor has promised.

Melbourne Metro better for state than East West Link, government emails reveal


Clay Lucas and Adam Carey The government pressed on with $6.8bn road tunnel plans, but planners say the Melbourne Metro project would bring much better returns.

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Bridge Road trader takes law into own hands in tram super stop protest

Hershcel Landes:

Adam Carey A Richmond trader has defied VicRoads' threats of prosecution and taken repeatedly to a busy street armed with a stop sign to control traffic as a protest against "dangerous" tram super stops. 

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State election 2014: Coalition promises dozens more V/Line services across state

On the level: Coalition promises dozens more V/Line services if re-elected.

Adam Carey Country commuters have been promised 79 new long-haul V/Line train trips a week - and 50 extra services between Ballarat and Melbourne - should the Napthine government be re-elected.

State election 2014: Labor promises $100 million to get Victorians on their bikes


Adam Carey Labor has promised to spend $100 million creating a network of paths for cyclists and pedestrians to reduce death and injury on the roads.

Victorian state election: Denis Napthine puts Rise Up ahead of Greens

Denis Napthine

Richard Willingham and Adam Carey The Napthine government will preference the far-right Rise Up Australia Party ahead of the Greens on how-to-vote cards at this month's election, mimicking the political move that served the Coalition...

V/Line hit with fresh corruption claim

Adam Carey More allegations of corruption have emerged within Victoria's transport bureaucracy after a "whistleblower" reportedly filmed himself handing $20,000 cash to a V/Line staff member as part of an...

Fair call, says taxi industry as Labor pledges to rein in cab numbers

Government trying to stop  a flood of taxis hitting the road.

Adam Carey Labor will create a $4 million hardship fund for disadvantaged taxi licence owners and put a cap back on the number of taxi licences that can be issued to stop a flood of taxis hitting the road, the...

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Melbourne Metro's station skipping overseer promoted to senior position

Moving: Metro is contractually obliged to run 88 per cent of services on time.

Adam Carey Ron Bria has steered Melbourne's rail operator through its best ever period of running its trains on time.

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Victoria state election: Napthine's train of thought

Adam Carey Victoria Premier Denis Napthine stumbled while promoting his government's promise on Monday to spend almost $4 billion on new trains and trams, wrongly claiming that the Coalition had...

Victorian state election: Napthine's health pitch intensifies

Health pitch: Denis Napthine has announced several proposed health initiatives.

Josh Gordon, Adam Carey and Julia Medew Denis Napthine has racheted up the Coalition's health pitch by promising a $98 million expansion of the Northern Hospital in Epping and more neonatal intensive care services for seriously ill babies.