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New underground station for South Yarra ruled out in rail tunnel plans

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Melbourne Metro Rail Authority says the economic case for a new South Yarra station is very poor, with the cost and disruption outweighing passenger benefits.

The East West Link is not dead yet, it's just sleeping

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Adam Carey The East West Link is not dead. It's in cryonic preservation, the $3 billion the Abbott government has stubbornly committed to the project in Tuesday's budget breathing faint life into the cancelled...

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Victoria has no plans to hand back cash earmarked for the East West Link

Daniel Andrews says Victoria won't be giving back any money allocated for the East West link.

Richard Willingham and Adam Carey Victoria has no immediate plans to hand back more than $1 billion in federal funds earmarked for the East West Link, with Premier Daniel Andrews saying he was not interested in "silly games" over...

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Car parks cash in on Melbourne's free tram zone

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Commercial car parking lots are cashing in on the free tram zone, lowering daily rates to lure more CBD workers to drive to the edge of the city then tram the last leg of the trip to work.

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Taxi satisfaction levels rise in Melbourne as industry lifts game

Flag up: Public satisfaction with Melbourne's taxis is at its highest since approval rates began to be measured.

Adam Carey Several hundred drivers have been stripped of their accreditation for failing the new Knowledge test.

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Metro station skipping in the spotlight as government releases figures

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Figures on how many times Metro's trains skip stations will be published every month as the Andrews government seeks to put the heat on Melbourne's rail operator to cut out the infuriating practice.

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Transport: UberX ups ante on local taxi industry, cutting fares 15 per cent

Uber driver Yel Mayer is one of more than 5000 people who have signed up to drive for Uber. He does about 20 hours a week.

Adam Carey Disruptive hire car business Uber will drop its fares by 15 per cent from Friday, ambushing the local taxi industry in an aggressive bid to lure more customers to the ride-share service.

Billion-dollar public bus contracts not value for money: auditor-general

Adam Carey It costs Victorians $1 billion a year to run Melbourne's public buses, yet there is no guarantee that bus operators give value for money, a scathing auditor-general's report has found.

Relief from commuter crush years away despite billions in budget

Standing room only: No respite yet for these passengers on a  crowded Melbourne commuter train.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Congested level crossings in Melbourne's eastern and north-western suburbs will be among the first 17 of 50 Labor promises will go in the next eight years.

Victorian state budget 2015: Few public transport surprises

Labor has announced the first 17 of 50 level crossings to be removed in the next eight years.

Adam Carey Congested level crossings in Melbourne's eastern and north-western suburbs will be among the first 17 of 50 the Andrews government promises will go in the next eight years.

Rare praise for Metro inspector who rescued woman trapped under train

Adam Carey A father has expressed his deep gratitude towards a Metro ticket inspector whose quick thinking saved his daughter from serious injury after she fell between a train and platform as the train pulled...

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'Worst station in Victoria' Broadmeadows still battling for renewal

Hume mayor Adem? Atmaca says Broadmeadows railway station is in urgent need of rejuvenation.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Hume mayor Adem Atmaca's unvarnished scorn for the railway station at the heart of the city he serves is telling.

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Metro work fast-tracked to subsidiary

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Adam Carey A rail maintenance company set up by Metro to monopolise project work in Melbourne could be put out of business by the Andrews government due to concerns about a lack of probity.

New train carriages to boost daily regional rail capacity by 1500: Andrews

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Adam Carey The Andrews government's first budget will include $257 million for new carriages and a depot that will increase rail capacity and create jobs.

Transurban's shock-and-awe road proposal looks compelling

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter So Transurban is the new white knight for the 200,000-plus travellers grinding their way over the West Gate Bridge each weekday, riding in not on a horse but a glistening new stretch of 12-lane...

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Metro move to monopolise rail maintenance under government microscope

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Adam Carey A rail maintenance company set up by Metro to monopolise project work in Melbourne could be put out of business by the Andrews government due to concerns about a lack of probity.

New accessible tram stops not on the level for those most in need in Melbourne

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Melbourne's expanding fleet of low-floor trams is being allocated to tram routes that lack wheelchair-accessible stops, while accessible tram stops are being built on routes that have no low-floor...

Tardy trams prompt Yarra to pad out timetable to avoid compensation bill

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter An attempt by Yarra Trams to speed up commute times by bringing in a new timetable has been abandoned after it backfired, taking the company to the brink of a costly failure to meet its punctuality...

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Metro and union face off over 'unsafe' X'Trapolis train on Frankston line

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter The union that represents Metro train drivers has sought to take the company to the industrial umpire over its continued operation of a single X'Trapolis train – modified so it will not outpace...

Online map aims to simplify the hunt for a parking spot in Melbourne's CBD

Parkhound co-founder Robert Crocitti with the only three-hour on-street parking spots in Melbourne's CBD.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter A Melbourne start-up, Parkhound, has developed an online tool that can identify free on-street parking spots and help to ease inner-city congestion.

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