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'Absolutely idiotic': police investigate train-jumping teen

metro

Adam Carey Police are investigating an incident in which a teenage boy was filmed jumping from a moving train for a prank and then bragged about it on Facebook hours later.

Melbourne public transport: Tram, train, bus users stranded with unusable data

Adam Carey The inability to use Google to plot public transport journeys in Melbourne has long been a source of frustration, made all the more galling by the fact that it can be done in every other Australian...

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East West Link to hit peak capacity by 2031: expert

East West Link

Adam Carey Traffic on the East West Link in the morning peak is expected to have slowed to 20-30 km/h by 2031 as worsening congestion pushes the road close to capacity just 12 years after it is due to open.

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Government bows to pressure from home owners affected by the East West Link

East-west link

Adam Carey The cost of acquiring property to build the East West Link is set to increase by millions.

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Dandenong rail line on track for years of disruption

metro

Adam Carey Passengers face the prospect of several years of severe overcrowding and declining reliability.

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

Shepherd Bridge, Footscray

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

Bent st Apartments

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

metro

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

Metro train.

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

Taxi.

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

Body slam

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.