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Melbourne Metro better for state than East West Link, government emails reveal

Clay Lucas and Adam Carey The government pressed on with $6.8bn road tunnel plans, but planners say the Melbourne Metro project would bring much better returns.

Bridge Road trader takes law into own hands in tram super stop protest

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Adam Carey A Richmond trader has defied VicRoads' threats of prosecution and taken repeatedly to a busy street armed with a stop sign to control traffic as a protest against "dangerous" tram super stops. 

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State election 2014: Coalition promises dozens more V/Line services across state

On the level: Coalition promises dozens more V/Line services if re-elected.

Adam Carey Country commuters have been promised 79 new long-haul V/Line train trips a week - and 50 extra services between Ballarat and Melbourne - should the Napthine government be re-elected.

State election 2014: Labor promises $100 million to get Victorians on their bikes


Adam Carey Labor has promised to spend $100 million creating a network of paths for cyclists and pedestrians to reduce death and injury on the roads.

Victorian state election: Denis Napthine puts Rise Up ahead of Greens

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Richard Willingham and Adam Carey The Napthine government will preference the far-right Rise Up Australia Party ahead of the Greens on how-to-vote cards at this month's election, mimicking the political move that served the Coalition...

V/Line hit with fresh corruption claim

Adam Carey More allegations of corruption have emerged within Victoria's transport bureaucracy after a "whistleblower" reportedly filmed himself handing $20,000 cash to a V/Line staff member as part of an...

Fair call, says taxi industry as Labor pledges to rein in cab numbers

Government trying to stop  a flood of taxis hitting the road.

Adam Carey Labor will create a $4 million hardship fund for disadvantaged taxi licence owners and put a cap back on the number of taxi licences that can be issued to stop a flood of taxis hitting the road, the...

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Melbourne Metro's station skipping overseer promoted to senior position

Moving: Metro is contractually obliged to run 88 per cent of services on time.

Adam Carey Ron Bria has steered Melbourne's rail operator through its best ever period of running its trains on time.

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Victoria state election: Napthine's train of thought

Adam Carey Victoria Premier Denis Napthine stumbled while promoting his government's promise on Monday to spend almost $4 billion on new trains and trams, wrongly claiming that the Coalition had...

Victorian state election: Napthine's health pitch intensifies

Health pitch: Denis Napthine has announced several proposed health initiatives.

Josh Gordon, Adam Carey and Julia Medew Denis Napthine has racheted up the Coalition's health pitch by promising a $98 million expansion of the Northern Hospital in Epping and more neonatal intensive care services for seriously ill babies.

Myki scammers steal more than $1m from card users

Adam Carey Cyber criminals are targeting the myki ticketing system in a credit card scam that has already cost the state more than $1 million.

Victorian election 2014: Labor promises night truck ban for scores of busy roads

Construction congestion: Trucks are likely to become increasingly common on Sydney's roads, transporting waste from the city's infrastructure projects.

Adam Carey Trucks will be banned from using up to a dozen of the busiest and most congested roads in Melbourne's north-east at night if Labor wins the November poll.

Napthine offers Parkdale, Mordialloc parking as incentive to train travellers

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Adam Carey More parking is the carrot for train passengers in a marginal Liberal-held seat to secure votes for the government.

Trains will continue to fail until ageing signals are replaced: PTV chief

Trains at Flinders Street Station where there is a proposal that the train doors open for 45 seconds.  The Age. Photo: Angela Wylie. April 25 2013.

Adam Carey Melbourne's train system will continue to fail in foul weather until its ageing signals are replaced with newer, more reliable technology, says head of Public Transport Victoria.

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Safety fears lead to speed restrictions for X'Trapolis train on Frankston line

Minister for Transport Terry Mulder on one of the new X'Trapolis trains.

Adam Carey The first scheduled run of the X'Trapolis train on the Frankston line has been criticised as a desperate election stunt with Melbourne's newest and fastest train having to operate at a restricted...

New truck curfews for the west

Construction congestion: Trucks are likely to become increasingly common on Sydney's roads, transporting waste from the city's infrastructure projects.

Adam Carey Residents of Melbourne's inner west have had a win in their long fight to curb truck traffic on neighbourhood roads, with new heavy vehicle bans set to be imposed on a street that is heavily used by...

East West Link contract winners shout top public servants dinner at Vue de Monde

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Adam Carey Staff at the authority for the East West Link were shouted dinner at Melbourne's most expensive restaurant on Tuesday night by the consortium that was last week awarded the contract to deliver...

Giant visitors outgrow Port Phillip's channels

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Adam Carey From between the heads of Port Phillip Bay, the Prominent Ace, a giant container ship, is a blip on the horizon that could be mistaken for a whitecap.

Overcrowding soars on Melbourne's busiest train, tram routes

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Adam Carey The level of overcrowding on Melbourne's trains has jumped significantly this year, new data shows, with almost one in two peak-hour commuters on the city's worst affected lines forced to squeeze...

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Doubters fear signal upgrade won't work on Melbourne's old and complex rail network

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Adam Carey A half-billion dollar plan to run trains every two minutes along Melbourne's busiest railway line using cutting-edge high-speed signalling is in doubt because of fears the technology will not work on...