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Call to improve bike safety on St Kilda Road, Melbourne's boulevard of broken bones

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Samantha Mikus was riding her usual route home along St Kilda Road earlier this year when a car door yawned open in her path, knocking her off her bike and into the way of oncoming traffic.

Metro trains expected to run as normal during afternoon commute

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Metro pre-emptively cancelled more than 30 trains on Friday due to "driver unavailability", disrupting thousands of commuters, even though just six train drivers out of hundreds called in sick. 

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Tram stoppage scheduled for Thursday as Yarra Trams ups its pay offer

Trams may be on a fast track to a complete stop.

Adam Carey Trams will stop for four hours next Thursday unless Yarra Trams and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union can find common ground on a new pay deal, with the union refusing to budge from its demand for an 18...

Trams to run on Friday as Rail, Tram and Bus Union cancels strike action

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter All trams will run on Friday, after the Rail, Tram and Bus Union called off its planned four-hour stoppage at the end of a closed-doors negotiation session inside the Fair Work Commission.

Transurban to get $3b extra in tolls despite 'insufficient' evidence of benefits

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Highrise developments along the Citylink at Parkville.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter The $1.3 billion widening of CityLink and the Tullamarine Freeway between Melbourne Airport and the CityLink tunnels was approved this year with "insufficient evidence" the project would benefit the...

Public transport strikes: Four-hour train strike called off but tram stoppage still looms

Commuters faced rail delays on Tuesday ahead of a threatened rail strike later in the week.

Adam Carey Friday's planned train strike has been called off but a tram stoppage still looms on the same day as Yarra Trams and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union remain in dispute.

On-the-spot penalty fares on public transport under review amid coercion fears

Taylor Spence paid a $75 on-the-spot fine after his myki failed to touch on at Huntingdale station.

Adam Carey On the spot penalty fares for commuters caught without a valid myki are being reviewed amid concerns that the contentious revenue protection system coerces vulnerable people into waiving their rights.

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Public transport strike: Metro cancels talks with union and calls on industrial umpire to cancel strike

RTBU State Secretary Luba Grigorovitch.

Adam Carey, Richard Willingham Metro has cancelled talks with the Rail, Tram and Bus Union over a new three-year pay deal and appealed to the industrial umpire to ban Friday's planned public transport strike.

Friday's rail strikes more likely as union and operators fail to agree

Nick Toscano, Kate Stanton, Adam Carey, Richard Willingham Public transport strikes are threatening to cause long delays for the city's commuters and a dive in productivity.

Collapsed crane still a pain for motorists stuck on West Gate Freeway

WorkSafe says the task of moving the crane is complex and difficult.

Adam Carey Work began on Friday morning dismantling a collapsed crane in Southbank that has blocked traffic from using part of Melbourne's busiest freeway for a week.

Sydney Road bike lane plan rejected amid calls to scrap on-street parking

A cyclist riding on the Sydney Road, Coburg.

Adam Carey Moreland Council has rejected a plan to paint a new "anti-dooring" bike lane on Sydney Road, voting instead to lobby the state government to investigate building fully separated "Copenhagen" bike...

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Trains and trams to come to a stop as workers vote to strike

Melbourne's trains and trams will stop for four hours next Friday.

Adam Carey A four hour stoppage of trains and trams will happen in Melbourne on Friday next week.

Melbourne commuters face tram strikes as tension builds over Metro trains

Trams may be on a fast track to a complete stop.

Richard Willingham and Adam Carey Staff at Yarra Trams have rejected an offer of a nine per cent pay rise over three years, which was put to the Rail Tram and Bus Union on Tuesday, voting overwhelmingly to take industrial action in...

New bike lane plan to prevent Sydney Road “doorings”

There have been 66 crashes involving cyclists on Sydney Road since December 2014.

Aisha Dow and Adam Carey An extra bike lane could be put in along Sydney Road, Brunswick to prevent disastrous "doorings" such as the one that killed an Italian chef this year.

Metro train strike a fight for much more than pay and conditions

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter The Rail, Tram and Bus Union's dramatic escalation of its industrial dispute with Metro is much more than a fight for better pay and conditions, and it could get ugly in the weeks ahead.

Rail strikes set to hit Melbourne next week as Metro staff vote yes to industrial action

Metro trains

Adam Carey Melbourne's rail network will be shut down by strike action, perhaps as soon as next week, after Metro staff voted yes to industrial action at a meeting on Monday morning.

Truck curfew tipped to create chaos and conflict in Melbourne's north-east

Trucks

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter A night-time truck ban is due to start this month on some of the busiest roads in Melbourne's north-east, just days before the city's major wholesale fruit and vegetable market opens in nearby...

All-night public transport is a feel-good move for Melbourne, but is it worth it?

All-night trains are great for tourism but is it really something Melbourne needs?

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Does Melbourne really need round-the-clock public transport on Friday and Saturday nights?

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Tagged trains to be whipped out of service in new graffiti crackdown by Metro

One of the first X'Trapolis trains coated in anti-graffiti polish.

Adam Carey Graffiti vandals will have to work harder to deface Melbourne's trains. Metro has begun to refurbish one third of its train fleet with a tag-proof interior, and will roll out one freshly spruced up...

Delays tipped for international passengers at Melbourne Airport as airport staff walk out

Melbourne Airport

Nick Toscano and Adam Carey Travellers on international flights to and from Melbourne Airport could be held up on Monday as some airport staff walk off the job in four-hour stoppages.