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Union warns Metro Trains and Andrews government it is up for a long fight

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Public transport workers who shut down the rail system on Friday have been encouraged to use the threat of cancellations during the AFL finals as a trump card in their pay battle with Metro.

Melbourne train strike: Metro staff urged to create mayhem for AFL finals series

Commuters face a long trip into the city during a train strike this Friday.

Adam Carey Public transport workers who shut down the rail system on Friday have been encouraged to create mayhem for the AFL during this month's finals series.

Melbourne train strike: Rail chaos to spread to roads, schools and businesses

Roads chief tells workers: stay at home if you can.

Adam Carey The transport chaos that will grip Melbourne on Friday stands to be repeated in days and weeks ahead, with both protagonists in the industrial dispute giving no hint that they will compromise on...

More than 500 extra taxis to hit the road to ease Melbourne's train strike

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Adam Carey More than 500 part-time taxi operators have been given permission to hit the road and help people get around during tomorrow's train strike.

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Trainwreck: 700 services cancelled as Metro and union wage war over Melbourne rail system

Metro train.

Adam Carey Hundreds of thousands of people across Melbourne will be stranded or delayed on Friday when striking Metro Trains staff force the cancellation of almost 700 rail services over a period of about eight...

Labor's all-night trains promise at risk as Metro and union fight over pay deal

RTBU State Secretary Luba Grigorovitch and Assistant Secretary and Tram & Bus Divisional Secretary Phil Altieri.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter The union representing Metro Trains staff is refusing to agree to plans to run trains all night on Fridays and Saturdays, putting a key Labor promise in jeopardy.

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Wider CityLink and Tullamarine Freeway will pump tens of thousands more cars into suburbs

Traffic builds up on the Tullamarine Freeway.

Adam Carey Widening CityLink and the Tullamarine Freeway will trigger a huge increase in congestion across Melbourne's north-west and the inner city, with traffic volumes on some arterial roads in the suburbs...

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Government opens the door to new bike lanes on St Kilda Road

Transport Minister Luke Donnellan.

Adam Carey Separated bike lanes will be built along five kilometres of St Kilda Road if a VicRoads study comes up trumps for cyclists.

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Vic unions turn on Labor over public transport strikes

Nick Toscano, Adam Carey Trade unions have turned on the Andrews government over its handling of the public transport worker strikes, less than a year after unionists helped Labor win the election.

Melbourne train strike: Metro staff to strike next Friday

Metro train.

Adam Carey Melbourne's train system set to shut down for four hours next Friday as staff strike.

Train strikes threaten to disrupt commuters as negotiations drag on

Metro train.

Adam Carey Industrial action again threatens to disrupt Melbourne's public transport system next week as the increasingly rancorous negotiations between Metro, Yarra Trams and the Rail, Tram and Bus...

Can't find a car park at the train station? Here's 500 reasons why


Adam Carey Three busy railway stations in Melbourne's outer suburbs have been denied a huge boost to car parking after the Andrews government rejected a developer's $80 million proposal to build a series of...

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Long-term plan to widen Punt Road revealed in VicRoads report

Adam Carey, Clay Lucas VicRoads has published long-term plans for a six-lane highway through the heart of South Yarra in what would be a departure from strong hints Labor gave before last year's election.

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Call to improve bike safety on St Kilda Road, Melbourne's boulevard of broken bones

Bicycle Victoria chief executive Craig Richards at St Kilda Road bike path.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Samantha Mikus was riding her usual route home along St Kilda Road earlier this year when a car door yawned open in her path, knocking her off her bike and into the way of oncoming traffic.

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Metro trains expected to run as normal during afternoon commute

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One of the new Metro trains still sitting in the Railway yards in Newport

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter Metro pre-emptively cancelled more than 30 trains on Friday due to "driver unavailability", disrupting thousands of commuters, even though just six train drivers out of hundreds called in sick. 

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Tram stoppage scheduled for Thursday as Yarra Trams ups its pay offer

Trams may be on a fast track to a complete stop.

Adam Carey Trams will stop for four hours next Thursday unless Yarra Trams and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union can find common ground on a new pay deal, with the union refusing to budge from its demand for an 18...

Trams to run on Friday as Rail, Tram and Bus Union cancels strike action


Adam Carey, Transport Reporter All trams will run on Friday, after the Rail, Tram and Bus Union called off its planned four-hour stoppage at the end of a closed-doors negotiation session inside the Fair Work Commission.

Transurban to get $3b extra in tolls despite 'insufficient' evidence of benefits

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Highrise developments along the Citylink at Parkville.

Adam Carey, Transport Reporter The $1.3 billion widening of CityLink and the Tullamarine Freeway between Melbourne Airport and the CityLink tunnels was approved this year with "insufficient evidence" the project would benefit the...

Public transport strikes: Four-hour train strike called off but tram stoppage still looms

Commuters faced rail delays on Tuesday ahead of a threatened rail strike later in the week.

Adam Carey Friday's planned train strike has been called off but a tram stoppage still looms on the same day as Yarra Trams and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union remain in dispute.

On-the-spot penalty fares on public transport under review amid coercion fears

Taylor Spence paid a $75 on-the-spot fine after his myki failed to touch on at Huntingdale station.

Adam Carey On the spot penalty fares for commuters caught without a valid myki are being reviewed amid concerns that the contentious revenue protection system coerces vulnerable people into waiving their rights.

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