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Police incident sparks major delays on key train line

Police incident sparks major delays on key train line

Trains have resumed after a police incident on the Hurstbridge line resulted in two hour delays, as 50 replacement buses battled peak hour traffic.

  • by Simone Fox Koob

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Brand new equipment caused Monday peak-hour train chaos

Brand new equipment caused Monday peak-hour train chaos

Commuters on the Cranbourne, Pakenham, Frankston and Gippsland lines will receive refunds after Monday afternoon's train chaos that was caused by a brand new piece of equipment.

  • by Timna Jacks
Teen accused of putting needles in train seat was on bail: court told
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Teen accused of putting needles in train seat was on bail: court told

The 16-year-old boy faced a Children's Court on Tuesday on charges including intentionally causing injury, assault with a weapon and committing an indictable offence while on bail.

  • by Melissa Meehan
The nightmare of running replacement buses when the trains are down

The nightmare of running replacement buses when the trains are down

It's one of the things train commuters hate the most - having to pile onto a replacement bus. But it's big business in Victoria, and this is the man who's in charge.

  • by Timna Jacks
Cranbourne, Pakenham lines reopen after fault causes 'disgraceful' delays

Cranbourne, Pakenham lines reopen after fault causes 'disgraceful' delays

The Cranbourne and Pakenham train lines have reopened just before the peak hour morning commute after the system went into meltdown on Monday afternoon.

  • by Simone Fox Koob & Melissa Cunningham
All I want for 2019 is fewer traffic jams. Is it really impossible?
Opinion
Opinion

All I want for 2019 is fewer traffic jams. Is it really impossible?

Ultimately if we're to have any hope of doing anything about traffic congestion, we should avoid adding to road capacity.

  • by Tony Morton
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Investigation launched into train faults, as commuters vent after delays of two hours

Investigation launched into train faults, as commuters vent after delays of two hours

An investigation has been launched into the cause of several infrastructure faults which left angry travellers venting on social media as their peak hour commute was extended by two hours.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
Ya dig? Removal of 80 Olympic-sized pools of dirt starts at Parkville
Infrastructure

Ya dig? Removal of 80 Olympic-sized pools of dirt starts at Parkville

The equivalent of 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools of rock and dirt is being dug up to make way for the new underground Parkville Station.

  • by Chloe Booker
Teen charged after sewing needles found in train seat
Public transport

Teen charged after sewing needles found in train seat

A boy from Fawkner is facing a string of charges including intentionally causing injury, assault with a weapon and committing an indictable offence whilst on bail.

  • by Matilda Boseley
Police hunt man who stuck 20 needles in Melbourne train seat

Police hunt man who stuck 20 needles in Melbourne train seat

A commuter has told of his shock after sitting on the needles, thought to have been deliberately embedded.

  • by Chloe Booker
Metro Trains, Yarra Trams awarded millions in bonuses despite late services
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Trams

Metro Trains, Yarra Trams awarded millions in bonuses despite late services

Metro Trains met its punctuality target only six times in the past 12 months, but still received $6 million in taxpayer-funded bonuses.

  • by Timna Jacks