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Commuters face peak hour delays on Frankston train line

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Adam Carey Commuters are facing delays after trains have been suspended on part of the Frankston line during peak hour.

Veteran cabbie swoops on Napthine government's cheap new taxi licences

Adam Carey After 27 years' hard labour at the wheel of a taxi – 10 to 12 hours a day, six days a week – Melbourne cabbie A.

Test proves Yarra Trams' E-Class trams too power hungry for network

Melbourne's new E-class tram.

Adam Carey Further doubts have emerged about whether Melbourne’s tram system can cope with the greater power demands of 50 larger trams that are progressively being put into service, after the system...

Designs revealed for new railway stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, and Clayton

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Adam Carey Three ageing suburban railway stations in Melbourne’s south-east will be demolished and replaced with new station buildings under concept plans released by the Napthine government on Wednesday.

Hastings port expansion to over-burden Melbourne's roads and rail lines, report finds

Hastings.

Adam Carey and Josh Gordon A plan to develop a huge container port at Hastings south-east of Melbourne could put an impossible strain on the city’s roads and busiest rail lines and potentially drive up the cost of...

Yarra Trams marks best month ever for punctuality

Trams at the Kew depot

Adam Carey Melbourne’s trams had their best on-time performance in almost 10 years last month, as a $12 million scheme to improve six suburban tram depots produced quick dividends.

Victorian Labor's Bay West plan for Melbourne too risky, former port chief says

Container ship

Adam Carey Labor’s plan to build a vast new Melbourne container port in the west of Port Phillip Bay is “simplistic” and likely to fail, former chief executive of the Victorian...

Geelong-Ballarat-Bendigo train ride aims to revive regional rail

Rail  campaigners Noel Laidlaw and Scott Ramsay at the Carisbrook train station.

Adam Carey The railway line between Maryborough and Castlemaine turns 140 this year and parts of it look every day of it.

Alexandra Parade may lose traffic lanes to push cars into East West Link tunnel

'Dr Napthine’s plan will turn Alexandra Parade into a car park.': Brian Tee.

Adam Carey Lanes may be removed from Alexandra Parade and Princes Street as part of the East West Link toll-road project, in a move to reduce traffic on one of Melbourne’s most congested roads by pushing...

Taxi drivers to get pay rise, better training

Adam Carey Victoria’s low-paid bailee taxi drivers will get a pay rise on Tuesday, but will also have to prove their good knowledge of Melbourne’s roads and its cultural life before being deemed fit...

East West Link project approved with Royal Park largely spared

East West Link.

Adam Carey and Clay Lucas The six-kilometre East West Link tollway through Melbourne's inner north will be built after Planning Minister Matthew Guy announced he had approved the project on Monday.

Tram system jammed as old carriages fall apart

Toorak tram.

Adam Carey Melbourne needs 110 more new bumper-sized trams by 2020 to avoid chronic overcrowding as the city population soars and to compensate for the need to retire almost 150 of the system's oldest trams,...

Cycling road rules up for review

The Victorian government will survey the public's knowledge of cycling-related road rules.

Adam Carey Victoria’s road rules for cyclists could be changed based on the weight of public opinion about how motorists and cyclists ought to share the road.

New peak-hour services for busiest rail lines

Melbourne Metro Rail lost federal funding in the 2013 election.

Adam Carey Victoria's public transport system will get a much-needed shot in the arm next month when new peak-hour services are added to some of Melbourne's busiest rail lines, and sweeping changes are made to...

Inner-west truck curfew could be expanded

Truck traffic on Francis Street, Yarraville.

Adam Carey Night-time truck bans could be extended to residential streets in Melbourne’s inner west that are used by hundreds of heavy vehicles a night, as the Napthine government seeks to address...

Metro left train driver on ice in control of train

Metro train
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Photo by PENNY STEPHENS

Adam Carey A Metro train driver with high levels of ice in his system who had just run through a stop signal was told by senior management to continue driving a train loaded with passengers, allegedly because...

Deaths and injuries will continue at level crossings without major changes: experts

Level Crossing Murray St. Preston.

Adam Carey People will continue to be killed and seriously injured at level crossings at an unacceptably high rate in Victoria unless major design changes are made to make it harder to take risks around trains,...

Metro train driver caught on ice

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Adam Carey A Metro train driver was high on ice when he drove through a stop signal earlier this month, prompting an automatic drug and alcohol test in which a cocktail of drugs was detected in his system.

Better buses proposed in Rowville rail line report

The Napthine government’s $11 billion Melbourne rail link is not scheduled for completion until 2023 at the earliest.

Adam Carey Residents of Melbourne’s south-east who’ve waited 45 years for the Rowville rail line to be built should expect to wait at least another 10, but can take consolation in the prospect of...

Corruption watchdog investigates Transport Department

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Adam Carey Victoria’s corruption watchdog is investigating alleged ‘‘serious corrupt conduct’’ in the state’s Transport Department, including whether government staff...