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High-rise plan for railway hubs

Royce Millar and Adam Carey Residents of Melbourne's politically sensitive south-east face the possibility of high-rise development at their rail stations including Murrumbeena, under a confidential deal between the Napthine...

Victorians hit for $1 million a day for rail upgrade

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Adam Carey, Royce Millar Victorians will be asked to pay up to $5.2 billion, or almost $1 million a day, for the Napthine government's hastily arranged Pakenham/Cranbourne rail upgrade, the first long term privatisation of a...

Caroline Springs' wait for a station finally ends

Laverton Railway Station. Generic Melbourne public transport. Metro Trains. Train station. Park and Drive. Commuters. Myki ticketing system. Train platforms.

Adam Carey A new V/Line railway station for Caroline Springs in Melbourne’s outer-west will open in 2016, the Napthine government says.

Transurban to use boost in toll revenue to widen parts of CityLink, ease Bolte Bridge bottleneck

Bolte Bridge

Adam Carey and Richard Willingham CityLink operator Transurban will use a huge boost in toll revenue to pay for an $850 million widening of the toll road between Essendon Airport and the West Gate Freeway, including fixing the...

Myki to continue beyond contract, says Public Transport Victoria

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Adam Carey Despite its flaws, no further changes by the company that designed the ticketing system are scheduled, and it is likely to live on beyond its 2016 contract expiry.

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Rail map gets a rainbow update

New PTV rail map

Adam Carey Melbourne's long-standing yellow-and-blue train network map is headed for the bin, to be replaced next year by a new, rainbow-coloured map aimed at making it easier for passengers to navigate around...

What price a pedestrian's safety? A mere $91 study finds

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Adam Carey How much are you prepared to pay to reduce pedestrian injuries or deaths in car accidents?

Labor could tear up East West Link contract if it wins election

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Adam Carey Should Labor win the November state election, there is no legal impediment stopping it from tearing up the contract for the East West Link if it is sincere in its opposition to the road project,...

Rail projects will not help traffic congestion, hearing told

East West Link.

Aisha Dow, Adam Carey The Doncaster and Metro rail projects would not ease the road congestion that the East West Link has been designed to fix, according to the authority in charge of building the road.

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East West Link project set to carve trench through Royal Park

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Adam Carey A trench several hundred metres long is likely to be dug through Royal Park, creating up to 12 months of major disruption to park users and damaging the landscape for up to 20 years, as part of...

Taxi fares to increase day and night

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Adam Carey The cost of catching a taxi is set to rise by up to 30 per cent next month after the Napthine government decided to raise fares for the first time since 2008.

Dredging blow to port plan

PORT PHILLIP BAY and DREDGING and QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS
Photo shows the Dredger The Queen of The Netherlands dredging at the opening of Port Phillip Bay.
Photo by Jason South for THE AGE
31st July 2008

Adam Carey Port Phillip Bay faces massive dredging on a scale never before attempted in Australia, at a cost of billions, if Labor follows through on its policy to build a new container port between Avalon and...

Cutbacks compromise $5b Regional Rail Link

Train at Wallace

Adam Carey and Jason Dowling Victoria's biggest public transport project, the $4.8 billion Regional Rail Link, will not truly achieve its aim of untangling the tracks currently shared by Metro and V/Line trains, because of a...

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East West Link buys time, but won't solve traffic woes, says authority

East West Link

Adam Carey The authority for the East West Link says traffic on Alexandra Parade will have returned to today's heavily congested levels by 2031, but that traffic on the road would be more than 10 per cent...

Premier Denis Napthine's cheap fares pledge surprises transport operators

New beeline tram in Melbourne

Adam Carey The Napthine government's announcement that outer suburbs commuters will pay cheaper zone 1 fares and that tram travel in the CBD and Docklands will be free drew a lukewarm response from public...

Public transport shake-up: operators kept in dark about government's decision

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Adam Carey None of the train, tram and bus companies that operate Melbourne's public transport system were consulted or even told about the Napthine government's decision to change the ticket zoning system and...

Push to bill drivers for usage to fund new projects

Adam Carey Australians could be billed for road use as they are for using electricity, gas and water under a proposal to completely change the way transport projects are funded.

Disabled train and tram passengers forgotten

Luba Grigorovitch

Adam Carey and Henrietta Cook Passengers with disabilities are being left stranded on Melbourne's trains and trams because drivers ''forget'' to help them off at their requested stop or station, an inquiry has heard.

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Bike lanes give false sense of security, officer says

Adam Carey and Deborah Gough Confusion about Melbourne's ill-defined network of bike lanes is putting cyclists in harm's way, Victoria's most senior bicycle police officer says.

Cyclist-dooring man 'not proud' of reaction

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Adam Carey The man who faces possible charges after opening a taxi door in the path of a cyclist on Monday says the collision was not his fault but he regrets behaving belligerently after the incident.