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Metro forced to pull trains from service after parts explode beneath carriages

Adam Carey Exploding train motor parts caused by a series of electrical faults have forced Metro to pull three trains off the rails.

East-west tram and bus projects in limbo under new government

Adam Carey Plans the former Napthine government had to reduce journey times on Melbourne's three busiest tram routes and on express buses between Doncaster and the city could be scrapped by Labor, despite a...

East West Link gone but travel problems remain


Adam Carey The full East West Link business case gives a fascinating and detailed view of a future for Melbourne that Victorians turned their backs on last month.

East West Link business case revealed: 56 years to pay off

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Adam Carey, Henrietta Cook, Josh Gordon Toll revenue from the cancelled East West Link project would have been so minimal compared to the huge construction costs that it would have taken 56 years to pay for it, the business case reveals.

Deactivated West Gate speed cameras gradually rust

Adam Carey Defective speed cameras on the West Gate Freeway are still out of action almost 10 years after they were quietly switched off, sparking a call from the state's most influential motoring lobby to fix...

Bus passengers still being overcharged through myki glitch discovered three years ago

Overcharged: Three years on from when a myki charging glitch was discovered, it's still happening.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Bus passengers in Melbourne are still being overcharged more than three years after the public transport ombudsman identified a myki glitch causing some travellers to be incorrectly charged a higher...

Toll motorists to pay for rail tunnel, expert says


Adam Carey and Clay Lucas Professor Stanley of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies said the revenue could go into a transport fund that would help the government deliver a long-term plan for Melbourne.

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Myki fare rise for commuters travelling in a single zone

Cost: The 4.8 per cent fare rise will only hit those travelling in a single zone.

Adam Carey Public transport fares will rise by almost five per cent next month, and the free early bird ride could also go by year's end.

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East West Link authority warned off accepting gifts after bad publicity

Adam Carey and Clay Lucas Linking Melbourne Authority criticised by public service commission for accepting gifts and hospitality from private firms

Eastern suburbs Ventura bus drivers' strike averted

Threatened 24-hour strikes would have grounded bus services across much of Melbourne's east and south-east.

Adam Carey Almost 50 suburban bus routes and school bus services in Melbourne's east face being grounded on Wednesday as Ventura drivers prepare to strike over working conditions.

Don't put roads first, Senate finds, public transport is crucial

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Adam Carey The federal government should not favour roads over urban rail projects, but should fund both according to the merits, a Senate inquiry has recommended.

Police blitz on cyclists on Sydney Road, one of worst for crashes

A young woman is pulled over in Sydney Road and shown how to wear her helmet correctly in a police blitz.

Adam Carey Police have launched a summer blitz on cyclists who disobey road rules along Sydney Road, in response to data that shows it is one of Melbourne's worst stretches for bike crashes.

Melbourne's train tracks safe, rail watchdog finds

Adam Carey Metro has defended its maintenance standards and allegations railway lines are unsafe have been brushed aside by inspectors from the National Rail Safety Regulator.

Major overhaul on the cards for Melbourne bus routes


Adam Carey Some of Melbourne's busiest bus routes will be cut back as much as 50 per cent next year so that other services can run more frequently in a big shake-up of bus services proposed by Public Transport...

Labor to release cabinet documents

Tunnel vision:Labor leader Daniel Andrews.

Richard Willingham and Adam Carey Daniel Andrews will break convention to release sensitive cabinet-in-confidence documents relating to the controversial East West Link project.

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After killing off East West Link, Daniel Andrews plugs his West Gate Distributor to solve traffic woes in the west

Premier-elect Daniel Andrews with his deputy James Merlino.

Adam Carey Some call them zombie projects - ambitious road-building proposals that are killed off only to rise from the dead.

Victoria election 2014: Liberal leaders stand down

Former premier Denis Napthine.

Adam Carey It's a changing of the guard for Victoria's defeated Liberal Party, with leader Denis Napthine and his deputy Louise Asher both stepping down.

Election promise: New train a month won't meet needs of growing population

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Adam Carey The Napthine government's $3.9 billion promise to buy a new train every month for 10 years will not even come close to meeting the demand Victoria's rapidly rising population is expected to create,...

Minor dredging needed for Hastings port expansion, study finds

Hastings could host Melbourne's next significant container port.

Adam Carey The Napthine government's case for building Melbourne's next big container port at Hastings has been boosted by the discovery that only minor dredging of the sea floor would be required to create...

Canberra may have to pay compo if East West cancelled

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Victorian Premier Denis Napthine.

Adam Carey and Clay Lucas Tony Abbott's threat to take back $3 billion from Victoria for the East West Link if Labor cancels the project contradicts an agreement he signed with Premier Denis Napthine seven weeks ago.