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Werribee level crossing that sees one train every two hours to be removed

Adam Carey Hours can pass between train sightings at the Werribee Street level crossing in Melbourne's west.

Feds push for Melbourne Metro to include South Yarra station

Work is well under way on the Melbourne Metro Rail project.

Benjamin Preiss, Josh Gordon, Adam Carey Victoria could be forced to include South Yarra station in Melbourne Metro Rail to secure federal funding for the project.

Level crossings: VicRoads list of Melbourne's worst overlooked by Labor

The Glen Huntly level crossing barriers.

Adam Carey Ten of Melbourne's 19 most congested level crossings as identified in a forensic VicRoads analysis have been left off Labor's list of 50 for removal, potentially condemning some neighbourhoods to...

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Commuters to be squeezed out of the loop as rail overcrowding crisis looms

Homes to be lost for Melbourne Metro tunnel

Adam Carey Melbourne's busiest railway lines will be overwhelmed by demand within three or four years as patronage soars, leaving more and more passengers unable to board peak-hour trains, new figures show.

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Melbourne's looming rail capacity crisis to put the squeeze on Daniel Andrews

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Adam Carey The story of Melbourne's looming rail capacity crisis is intertwined with the story of the city's rapid population expansion.

Yarraville truck ramp proposed by Transurban for Western Distributor toll road


Adam Carey Transurban has changed the design for the Western Distributor, its proposed toll road through the western suburbs, adding a new truck ramp to connect Yarraville to the West Gate Freeway.

Labor puts brakes on port rail project that would take 3500 trucks off road

In this Aug. 9, 2015 photo, a cargo truck drives through a container port in Rizhao in eastern China's Shandong province. Chinese exports and imports contracted in August, 2015 in the latest sign of weakness for the world's second-biggest economy. Customs data posted online Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 showed that shipments of goods last month shrank 5.5 percent in dollar terms compared with a year earlier while imports tumbled by 13.8 percent. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

Adam Carey A project that would replace 3500 container trucks a day with just 28 freight trains, potentially halving port-based truck traffic and slashing pollution levels from heavy vehicles, has been shelved...

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Public Transport Victoria boss Mark Wild steps down

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 29:  State Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan along with member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos and Mark Wild CEO Public Transport Victoria , makes an announcement about next generation, high-capacity trains for Melbourne on June 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Pat Scala/Fairfax Media)

Adam Carey The head of Public Transport Victoria will resign on Wednesday, the second senior figure to quit the fledgling authority since the Andrews government assumed power in November.

Traffic congestion to rise as boom gates come down earlier on Frankston line

NCH - NEWS. 23.12.14. Rail to Newcastle cut in three days. Wickham level crossing at Stewart Av. picture by Brock Perks

Adam Carey Motorists in Melbourne's bayside suburbs will spend more time waiting at level crossings as Metro progressively increases the down time at dozens of railway boom gates.

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Public transport strikes: tram depot shutdowns to create chaos next week

A staggered tram strike is planned for next week, with depot staff walking off the job on different days.

Adam Carey Melbourne faces four days in a row of partial tram strikes next week, calculated to create confusion for commuters and raise pressure on Yarra Trams to bend to union demands for a better pay deal.

Rail union gets green light to hold more train and tram strikes this month

The train strike may ruin your day, but it could be a lot worse.

Adam Carey Thursday looms as the next crunch day for Melbourne's besieged public transport system, which faces the threat of another month of disruptive rail and tram shutdowns.

Tram and taxi strikes: warring cabbies and tram workers shut down city streets

Taxi drivers protesting over the UberX App that they say is destroying their business.

Adam Carey, Richard Willingham, Tom Cowie Melbourne's public transport network plumbed epic depths of dysfunction on Thursday when hundreds of outraged taxi industry members blocked traffic outside Parliament House just as the city's entire...

Taxis versus Uber: which do you prefer?

Taxi.  generic taxis at Tullamarine Airport waiting for customers.  Melbourne Saturday Age. news. Photo by Angela Wylie. March 24 2011.

Adam Carey, Lucy Battersby Simmering anger in Victoria's taxi industry about illegal ride-share service Uber has finally boiled over.

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Second tram strike to hit hard as cabbies rally against UberX at same time

Commuters wonder where the tram is during the last strike.

Adam Carey, Richard Willingham Tram workers will strike for the second time in two weeks on Thursday, shutting down the city's tram system for more than five hours and putting severe pressure on arterial roads in the inner city.

It's on: Melbourne tram and taxi drivers to strike on Thursday

A four-hour strike is set to hit Melbourne's tram network on Thursday.

Adam Carey, Marissa Calligeros, Tom Cowie It's time for round three. Tram and taxi drivers are set to walk off the job from 10am tomorrow.

User's guide to surviving Thursday's tram strike

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Adam Carey Tram workers will strike from 10am to 2pm on Thursday, but most trams will disappear from service between 8am and 9am.

Taxi drivers to rally in the city during the tram strike to protest against UberX

Checking the Uber app.

Adam Carey Taxi and hire car operators will rally in the city on Thursday morning, in the middle of a tram strike, in a protest against illegal rideshare service UberX.

Port of Melbourne: Ships may soon be too big to pass under West Gate Bridge

West Gate Bridge has an air draught of 50 metres.

Adam Carey, Richard Willingham A shortage of berth space for large container ships will constrain capacity at Melbourne's port, potentially cruelling Labor's attempts to get maximum value from its privatisation, a leading shipping...

New express bus lanes on Victoria Parade wash away in the rain

Buses on a very congested Hoddle Street in Collingwood.

Adam Carey New express bus lanes on Victoria Parade have washed away just weeks after they were painted.

Train strike: what's really at stake for Metro in Melbourne

The train strike may ruin your day, but it could be a lot worse.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Why has the Rail, Tram and Bus Union taken strike action against Metro Trains?