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Boom gate failures force indefinite shutdown of Stony Point rail line

Adam Carey The Stony Point rail line is closed indefinitely following a series of safety breaches in which boom gates failed to drop for an approaching train.

Scrapped Dandenong rail upgrade mostly good news for commuters

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Adam Carey The announcement that the Andrews government has killed its predecessor's proposed fix for chronic overcrowding on the Cranbourne-Pakenham rail lines is mostly good news for commuters.

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Dandenong rail project to proceed in dramatically new form

Pakenham-Cranbourne rail project scrapped

Adam Carey Another major transport project kickstarted by the former Napthine government, an upgrade of the Dandenong railway line, has been scuppered by Labor.

'Look bike' stickers set to adorn Melbourne taxis in bid to reduce cyclist doorings

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Stickers warning taxi passengers to look out for bikes will begin appearing in Melbourne cabs by Easter, as the industry moves to tackle sometimes deadly dooring incidents with cyclists.

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Melbourne's billion-dollar rail system sells passengers short

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Metro may be meeting performance targets that attract government bonuses, but that is of little comfort to passengers who have had their services cut.

Metro pulls up short to meet performance targets

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Metro is terminating trains part-way along the line hundreds of times a week, dumping passengers short of their destination in a perverse race to meet government-mandated performance targets.

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Punctual off-peak trains help Metro meet its performance targets

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Metro's consistent ability in recent years to meet punctuality targets set by the state government is mostly achieved by running trains on time outside of peak hour and on weekends when the system is...

Uber fights criminal charges against ride share drivers nabbed in undercover sting

Controversial ride sharing service Uber claims their drivers were entrapped into committing a crime, in a legal move which will frustrate regulators and further delay a closely watched test case.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Rogue ride share company Uber has challenged in court the legality of an undercover sting by Victoria's taxi industry regulator, in which 11 of its drivers were snared by Taxi Services Commission...

Graffiti attack numbers paint a grim picture for Metro Trains

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Adam Carey Metro was hit by more than 1000 graffiti attacks on trains last year, almost half of which took place while the train was in service, as vandals became increasingly adept at tampering with signals to...

Williams Landing commuter rail station's overflow parkers risk daily fines

Williams Landing station has huge parking problems .

Adam Carey A landmark railway station in Melbourne's west that opened less than three years ago is already failing to cope with demand, with commuters who drive to the station risking fines every day for...

Drivers to leave cyclists a one-metre buffer when overtaking, under proposed road rule change

Under a new road rule, motorists would have to keep a one-metre buffer between their car and cyclists.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Motorists and motorcyclists in Victoria will have to leave at least one metre of space when overtaking cyclists, and 1.

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Iconic W-Class trams to be slashed in City Circle revamp plan

One of the iconic W-Class trams on Melbourne's City Circle route.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Melbourne's treasured W-Class trams could soon become a rarer sight on the city streets, if a proposal to slash the number of City Circle trams that operate is accepted by the state government.

Changes down the line for Melbourne's tram routes

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Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Melbourne's tram network is due for major changes, with three routes set to be diverted to new destinations, one route scaled back and another scrapped completely.

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'Rome is burning': Stevedores cry foul over Port of Melbourne rent increase

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Jenny Wiggins and Adam Carey The Port of Melbourne wants to increase the rent paid by DP World from about 800 per cent.

Warning of economic risk if East West Link compensation isn't paid

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Adam Carey Australia risks becoming an economic backwater, shunned by international investors, if the Andrews government uses legislation to avoid paying compensation for cancelling the East West Link, an...

Road trauma: Design a big factor in accident statistics

The Age, News. Marcel Lema, who was badly injured following an accident in Caulfield on his bike.Pic Simon Schluter 5 March 2015

Adam Carey In the moments after a car smashed into Marcel Lema, he remembers "spinning like a top" through the air and he remembers time slowing down, like someone had just pressed the slo-mo button on his...

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Nautical or nice? Port of Melbourne privatisation and progress of plans for second port explained

Adam Carey Will the looming sale of the Port of Melbourne be a bonanza for the state or a burden for business and consumers? And how will the privatisation affect the vexed plans for a second port? Adam Carey...

Female pedestrian dies after hit by truck in Bundoora

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Adam Carey A female pedestrian has died after being hit by a truck in Bundoora in Melbourne's north this morning.

Sydney Road speed limit drops to 40km/h in wake of dooring death

Alberto Paulon and his fiancee Cristina Canedda.

Adam Carey The speed limit on Sydney Road will be permanently lowered to 40km/h, 24 hours a day, following the cycling death of Italian man Alberto Paulon in Brunswick last week.

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Ballarat rail jobs saved as Daniel Andrews orders new trains for Melbourne

Premier Daniel Andrews at the Ballarat Alstom train factory in 2014.

Adam Carey Five new Metro trains will hit Melbourne's rail network from late next year after the Andrews government threw a lifeline to a Ballarat factory that was facing possible closure.