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Experts search for answers as pedestrian deaths rise in Melbourne

Adam Carey The deaths of two pedestrians in Melbourne on Tuesday are part of a recent rise in the road toll among people on foot, and occurred despite prompting transport authorities and road safety experts...

Melbourne Metro rail tunnel project revived by Daniel Andrews


Adam Carey Plans for the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel have been dusted off and relaunched after years of inaction on what could be the state's largest public transport project.

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Labor under pressure to release confidential report on Port of Melbourne sale

Adam Carey The Andrews government faces a parliamentary stand-off over its refusal to release a commercially sensitive report about plans to lease the Port of Melbourne.

Teen petitions state to lower driving age to boost job prospects

Adam Carey Victoria has long been the only state or territory in Australia with a legal driving age of 18 but, if thousands of people have their way, the state will join the rest of the country and allow...

Mass resignations of Metro train drivers leaves trainees in limbo

Allegations derailed

Adam Carey Metro's driver training program is in crisis because senior drivers are refusing to help their junior colleagues learn how to operate a train.

Looming Dandenong line crush prompts Labor to put upgrade back on table

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Adam Carey Opposition public transport spokesman David Hodgett has called on Labor to commit to a multibillion-dollar plan initiated under the Napthine government to fix congestion that plagues Melbourne's...

Labor defiant on paying compensation for cancelled road contract

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Adam Carey, Benjamin Preiss and Richard Willingham The Andrews government has dug in its heels over the cancelled East West Link project, insisting it will not honour the side letter signed by former treasurer Michael O'Brien that guarantees huge...

Yarra Trams fails in bid to sack driver accused of using his mobile phone while driving

Adam Carey An experienced tram driver who was sacked for allegedly looking at his mobile phone while driving through a busy intersection has hung onto his job after Yarra Trams' persistent attempts to dismiss...

Union declares war over Metro change to driver training rules

Adam Carey A damaging war is brewing between Metro and the union that represents its train drivers, over the company's seemingly benign move to train its maintenance staff to drive out-of-service trains short...

Commuters saved from train network meltdown

Commuters face train chaos due to industrial action.

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Commuters face train chaos as industrial action cripples Metro's fleet

Adam Carey Melbourne's train network faces near total meltdown on Wednesday with the drivers' union planning industrial action that will take more than half of Metro's train fleet out of operation due to safety...

Road closures at Flinders, Spencer streets hit commuters, traders

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Marissa Calligeros, Craig Butt, Adam Carey Road closures and tram disruptions are continuing to cause headaches for commuters, workers and tourists in Melbourne's CBD.

Metro cancels trains due to heat

Adam Carey Metro has cancelled six train services this afternoon due to Melbourne's hot weather.

Fare evasion on Melbourne public transport at lowest recorded level

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Adam Carey Melbourne's public transport operators are winning the war against fare evasion, with a new government report showing rates fell to the lowest level ever recorded late last year, saving the state...

Heat prompts V/Line to slow trains for safety

Adam Carey Country train travellers have been warned to expect longer journey times on Friday and Saturday when V/Line triggers its hot weather timetable.

VicRoads resolves to get traffic flowing again on clogged roads in new year

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Adam Carey The review by VicRoads of traffic light efficiency at problematic sites is being driven by a scathing report released by the state's Auditor-General.

Free tram travel in CBD and Docklands a touchy subject for some

Passengers who touch on inside the free zone will still be automatically charged for their trip.

Adam Carey Tram travel will be free in the CBD and Docklands from January 1, but unwary passengers who touch on inside the free zone will still be automatically charged for their trip and will need to apply for...

Taxi surge tipped for New Year's Eve in Melbourne

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Adam Carey and Tom Cowie The taxi industry and its new rival, upstart start-up Uber, are primed for a bumper night on Wednesday.

Victoria state government is suing AusNet Services for bushfire damages


Chris Vedelago, Adam Carey Utility denies any responsibility for Black Saturday bushfires.

Beach Road bucks the trend for bike crashes

Rider behaviour on Beach Road has markedly improved.

Adam Carey Serious bicycle crashes have reduced in frequency on Beach Road, one of Melbourne's biggest cycling routes, bucking the Melbourne-wide trend of worsening injury rates on streets where cycling has...