Below Standard Overseas Methods Causes Tram Overpass Construction Fault

Below Standard Overseas Methods Causes Tram Overpass Construction Fault

24 February 2017

South Australia Shadow Minister for Transport David Pisoni Department Of Transport Stuff-Up Victor P Taffa State Opposition are concerned that the fiasco surrounding the South Road tram overpass at Black Forest indicates a critical lack of expertise in the Department of Transport and Infrastructure. “Department of Transport was the project manager for construction of the […]

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Chandler Highway Bridge To Be Widened

Chandler Highway Bridge To Be Widened

23 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan Chandler Highway Bottlenecks To Go Victor P Taffa Works to remove two notorious bottlenecks along the Chandler Highway will start within months, with Seymour Whyte Constructions announced today as the successful tenderer for the project. “We’re putting people first by unlocking the frustrating bottlenecks and building a wider and […]

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Minister Appoints New Directors For TAC Board

Minister Appoints New Directors For TAC Board

23 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Finance Robin Scott New Directors Appointed To TAC Board Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of two new directors to the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Board. David Heath and Samantha Smith this week joined the Board, bringing with them a wealth of experience in finance, marketing and business. “Our […]

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Upgrade Of Berth 4 To Double Townsville Port’s Container Trade Capacity

Upgrade Of Berth 4 To Double Townsville Port’s Container Trade Capacity

22 February 2017

Queensland Minister for Ports Mark Bailey Shortlisted Operators For Townsville Port Berth 4 Announced Victor P Taffa Port of Townsville Limited (POTL) has announced three companies have been shortlisted and invited to submit proposals to operate the Berth 4 container and general cargo terminal at Townsville Port. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said of the 6 submissions […]

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Cheltenham Railway Station To Have Third Track Reinstated And Extended

Cheltenham Railway Station To Have Third Track Reinstated And Extended

20 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan More Dangerous Crossings To Go On The Frankston Line Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is removing three more dangerous and congested level crossings on the Frankston line and building two new stations. Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan announced today that the State Government will lower the Frankston line […]

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Warrnambool Line Level Crossings To Be Upgraded

Warrnambool Line Level Crossings To Be Upgraded

14 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Level Crossing Upgrades To Restore Warrnambool Timetable Victor P Taffa Andrews Government will upgrade 20 level crossings on the Warrnambool line this year to improve safety and restore services to timetable. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan revealed the $10 Million package of works today, which will allow […]

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Palaszczuk Govt To Boost Train Crew Intake Levels

Palaszczuk Govt To Boost Train Crew Intake Levels

14 February 2017

Queensland Minister for Transport Jackie Trad Queensland Rail Driver And Guard Training Boosted Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has boosted the size of Queensland Rail’s driver and guard training intake, a core step towards fixing the train timetables. Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport Jackie Trad said that speeding up the driver and guard training […]

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Michael Harvey Appointed CEO Of Victorian Regional Channels Authority

Michael Harvey Appointed CEO Of Victorian Regional Channels Authority

13 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Ports Luke Donnellan New Chief For Victorian Regional Channels Authority Victor P Taffa Andrews Government today announced the appointment of experienced maritime and resources executive Michael Harvey as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority (VRCA). “The Victorian Regional Channels Authority plays a vital role in providing safe, secure […]

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Hurstbridge Line Duplication Works Commences Soon

Hurstbridge Line Duplication Works Commences Soon

07 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Contract Signed Hurstbridge Line Upgrade To Start Soon Victor P Taffa Contract to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing on Lower Plenty Road, rebuild Rosanna Railway Station and duplicate the Hurstbridge line has been signed with work to start in the coming months. “Level crossings and sections […]

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Heatherdale Railway Station Reopens With 10th Level Crossing Removed

Heatherdale Railway Station Reopens With 10th Level Crossing Removed

05 February 2017

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Tenth Level Crossing Gone After Summer Construction Blitz Victor P Taffa Dangerous and congested level crossings at Blackburn and Heatherdale Road in Melbourne’s east are gone the ninth and tenth crossings removed by the Andrews Government. “Two more of these relics of the past are now consigned to history where they […]

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Albert Park Railway Station To Be Upgraded

Albert Park Railway Station To Be Upgraded

03 February 2017

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Albert Park Railway Station Improvements As Part Of Safety And Security Upgrade Victor P Taffa Anti-social behaviour at Albert Park Railway Station will now be caught on camera with the installation of new high definition CCTV cameras as part of the State Government’s $4 Million Station […]

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Caroline Springs Railway Station Opens For Commuters

Caroline Springs Railway Station Opens For Commuters

29 January 2017

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Melbourne’s Newest Railway Station Ready For Passengers Victor P Taffa Caroline Springs Railway Station the 10th new station opened by the Andrews Government is finished and ready for passengers. “Caroline Springs Station is finished and ready for the thousands of passengers that are expected to use it from […]

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Aglime Transport Networks In Wheatbelt Region To Be Upgraded

Aglime Transport Networks In Wheatbelt Region To Be Upgraded

28 January 2017

Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman Western Australia Minister for Transport Bill Marmion Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Mark Lewis Upgrades For Aglime Routes Victor P Taffa $15 Million for upgrades to agricultural lime sand (Aglime) routes Important Aglime transport networks in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia will be upgraded, […]

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New Spans In Place For South Road Rail Overpass

New Spans In Place For South Road Rail Overpass

24 January 2017

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan More Than $44 Million Of Works Completed During Outer Harbor Line And Grange Line Closure Victor P Taffa More than $44 Million of upgrades to the Outer Harbor and Grange rail lines have been completed in the past three weeks, including a new bridge taking the […]

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Minister Opens New Multi-Storey Edgewater Railway Station Car Park

Minister Opens New Multi-Storey Edgewater Railway Station Car Park

21 January 2017

Western Australia Minister for Transport Bill Marmion Edgewater Railway Station Car Park Benefits Commuters Victor P Taffa Multi-storey car park at Edgewater railway station to open Project generated about 70 jobs Facility to provide 560 extra parking bays Liberal National Government has delivered on another election commitment with the opening of the new multi-storey car […]

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Lessons Of Granville Rail Disaster Are Being Lost

Lessons Of Granville Rail Disaster Are Being Lost

18 January 2017

40 Years On And Mistakes That Led To Granville Rail Disaster Are Being Repeated Victor P Taffa On 18 January 1977 when the 6.09 am Train from Mount Victoria to Sydney Central derailed and hit the Bold Street Bridge at Granville one thought that it could never happen again. One thought that all steps taken […]

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Granville Rail Disaster 40 Years On

Granville Rail Disaster 40 Years On

18 January 2017

40 Years Ago 6.09 am Train From Mount Victoria Hits Bold Street Bridge Stanchions Victor P Taffa Today is 40 Years since the 6.09 am train from Mount Victoria, Sydney jumped the tracks careering into stanchions that supported the Bold Street overhead road bridge. At 8.12 am on 18 January 1977 in Australia’s worst rail […]

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Free Public Transport To Adelaide Oval For Big Bash Match

Free Public Transport To Adelaide Oval For Big Bash Match

16 January 2017

South Australia Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan Free Public Transport To Strikers’ Last Home Game Of Big Bash Season Victor P Taffa Fans heading to tonight’s Strikers Big Bash match can again take advantage of free public transport as the State Government helps to reduce costs for cricket matches at Adelaide Oval. “Our […]

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Minister Inspects Progress On Stage 2 Extension Of Gold Coast Light Rail

Minister Inspects Progress On Stage 2 Extension Of Gold Coast Light Rail

13 January 2017

Queensland Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe On Track To A Commonwealth Games Legacy Victor P Taffa More than 585,000 tonnes of earth have been moved and the stockpiling of rail tracks is under way ahead of a $420 Million, G: link led public transport evolution on the Gold Coast for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth […]

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John Whitton Bridge Needs 4 Tracks

John Whitton Bridge Needs 4 Tracks

08 January 2017

Northern Line Slowed Down For A Budget Not Speeded Up For A Heavy Rail Purpose Victor P Taffa Heavy Rail Is Not The Problem Current John Whitton Bridge that opened in 1980 has piers wide enough for 4 tracks and spans only with capacity for 2 tracks. Built with a Box Girder design the Piers […]

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