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Ageing train system leads to soaring power costs

Adam Carey Victoria's ageing train infrastructure is costing taxpayers millions in unnecessary power usage and stymieing efforts by the train operator to cut its greenhouse emissions.

Domain tunnel faces another closure for resurfacing works

Citylink Domain tunnel.

Adam Carey The Domain tunnel will be closed again for resurfacing works after Transurban admitted on 3AW Radio that a section of new asphalt laid during the recent four-day closure was too rough and "patchy"...

Port of Melbourne calls for changes to east-west link plans

The Port of Melbourne.

Adam Carey Port of Melbourne Corporation fears toll road will create traffic bottlenecks near the port.

Taxi fares to fall as card surcharge is halved

Taxi.

Adam Carey The cost of paying for a taxi by credit or debit card will halve next month, when the state government begins to enforce its decision to slash the surcharge for non-cash payments from 10 per cent to...

No trains on Ballarat, Bendigo, Sunbury lines for three weeks

Victoria gets 40 new regional carriages (Thumbnail)

Adam Carey Three railway lines will be completely shut down for more than three weeks from Saturday until January 19 as work on the regional rail link, the state's biggest infrastructure project, goes into...

Federation bike trail barricaded by concrete company

Bike path in Werribee

Adam Carey A territorial dispute in an industrial part of Melbourne's west is believed to have prompted a concrete and quarrying company to fence off part of a major bike trail, forcing cyclists to detour...

Why our rails can't cope with the heat

Metro train.

Adam Carey Metro's decision to cancel almost 50 train services before the first forecast hot day of summer on Thursday is a sign Melbourne's rail network is still hampered by decades of neglect, public...

Teenage girl 'body-slammed' at Flinders Street Station

Body slam

Adam Carey Two teenage girls have been charged with assault after a confrontation with ticket inspectors in which one girl was picked up and slammed into the ground after hitting an officer in the face.

Sale of port would fund Labor's transport scheme

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Adam Carey The sale of Port of Melbourne would fund biggest ever assault on Melbourne's level crossings under a Labor government.

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Traders plan mock funeral for 'death of Acland Street'

Acland St.

Adam Carey St Kilda traders are planning a "day of mourning" for the coming death of Acland Street if a planned conversion of one of Melbourne's busiest tram routes into a light rail service is not stopped.

Sun sinks on Little Ethiopia as work on rail project cuts a lifeline for community

Abeda Belay

Adam Carey Abeselom Nega stands outside his shop Queen of Sheba, one of a clutch of small African restaurants on Nicholson Street in Footscray, a stretch dubbed ''Little Ethiopia''.

On the lawn with Oompa Loompas and a bride-to-be

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Adam Carey In my regulation black suit and tie and white shirt, I feel as though I have the Derby day dress code down pat; but no sooner have I joined the racegoers on the Flemington lawn than I have outed...

State government announces new off-ramp for east-west link

Denis Napthine.

Adam Carey A new off-ramp from the east-west link to Ormond Road will be built as part of the major road project, funnelling toll road traffic into Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds, the Napthine government has...

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It's time to put bus app on schedule

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Adam Carey TramTracker, a free app that lets users see precisely how many minutes away the next tram is, is one of the most excellent little additions to Melbourne's public transport system in years.

Real-time tracking for buses scrapped

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Adam Carey A multimillion-dollar project to boost Melbourne's underused buses by fitting them with GPS tracking technology has been scrapped before it starts, even though more than 95 per cent of the city's bus...

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901 bus service 'flawed'

901 bus to the Airport

Adam Carey The high-frequency public bus to Melbourne Airport has not dented the overwhelming dominance of car travel to Tullamarine.

The odyssey

Bus Driver Eril Mitchell who drives the 901 bus which is Melbourne's longest running from Frankston to Ringwood to the Airport.

Adam Carey I'm standing at the airport waiting for a bus. Midday. Friday. Tullamarine. An axis through which 30 million people pass each year, barely any of them on a public bus.

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30-year-old railway computers take a byte out of the past

Adam Carey Melbourne's train network is still run by a vintage computer system that was rolled out in 1982, two years before Apple released its first Mac.

Training on wrong track, says rail union

Like this: Geoff Moody demonstrates the simulator.

Adam Carey Metro train drivers are being instructed how to drive along newly changed tracks in Melbourne's west by watching an animated movie, instead of learning while inside a train.

Excessive force claim as police move east-west protesters

Protesters met by force (Thumbnail)

Rania Spooner and Adam Carey Police have disbanded a group of east-west link protesters who had gathered at a North Carlton site on Monday morning to disrupt drilling work.