Test Train Arrives At Mernda For First Time In Nearly 60 Years During July 2018

Test Train Arrives At Mernda For First Time In Nearly 60 Years During July 2018

21 June 2018

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Test Train On Track To Mernda Next Month Victor P Taffa A train will arrive in Mernda for the first time in nearly 60 years next month thanks to the Andrews Government, with the first test train on track in preparation for passenger trains running later this year. […]

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Funding For Mooloolah River Interchange Announced By Minister

Funding For Mooloolah River Interchange Announced By Minister

20 June 2018

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey Funding For Mooloolah River Interchange Flows Thanks To Budget Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is delivering for Sunshine Coast commuters with $7.4 Million allocated in this year’s budget to advance a major road project that will improve safety and reduce travel time. Transport and Main Roads […]

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Armadale Line To Extend 8 Km South Into Byford

Armadale Line To Extend 8 Km South Into Byford

18 June 2018

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti METRONET Extension To Byford Reaches New Milestone Victor P Taffa Government forging ahead with METRONET Byford Rail Extension Project proposes to extend the Armadale Line about 8 km south to Byford Tenders for business case work, transport and land use planning and design […]

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Cross River Rail Project To Generate 450 New Apprenticeships

Cross River Rail Project To Generate 450 New Apprenticeships

13 June 2018

Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad Cross River Rail Will Deliver 450 Jobs For Young Queenslanders Victor P Taffa Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad today announced the Cross River Rail Project would generate 450 new apprenticeships and traineeships for young Queenslanders during the construction life of the $5.4 Billion project. Deputy Premier Trad said the […]

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Technology Improvements Planned For Illawarra And Airport Railway Lines

Technology Improvements Planned For Illawarra And Airport Railway Lines

11 June 2018

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet New South Wales Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance More Trains And Services For The Illawarra And Airport Lines Victor P Taffa Number of trains which can run during the morning and afternoon peaks on the Illawarra Line and Airport Line will […]

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20 Years Young For Robina Railway Station

20 Years Young For Robina Railway Station

31 May 2018

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey Robina Station Celebrates 20 Years Victor P Taffa On this day in 1998, Queensland Rail’s Robina station welcomed its first customers through its doors, onto its platforms and into trains to begin what has now been a 20 year journey for the station. At the time, […]

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Duplication On Altona Loop To Provide Better Rail Services

Duplication On Altona Loop To Provide Better Rail Services

28 May 2018

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Altona Loop Dual Track On The Way And Boom Gates To Go Victor P Taffa Kororoit Creek Road will soon be level-crossing free and Altona Loop services made more reliable following a 43- day construction blitz starting next month. “This is another crucial project on our public transport […]

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Increased Axle Loads Enables Faster Freight Movements

Increased Axle Loads Enables Faster Freight Movements

28 May 2018

New South Wales Minister for Roads Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey $60 Million To Boost Rail Freight For The New South Wales Food Bowl Victor P Taffa Over $60.4 Million is being invested into the Junee to Griffith line upgrade to improve efficiency for freight carriers and reduce costs for producers and consumers as part […]

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Rail Trespassers To Face Tougher Penalties

Rail Trespassers To Face Tougher Penalties

26 May 2018

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Tougher Penalties Proposed For Rail Trespassers Victor P Taffa Proposal to increase fines to deter risky behaviour on Western Australia’s rail network Increase in serious incidents prompts review of rail trespass penalties Tougher fines and greater powers for transit officers to be pursued through legislation changes McGowan Government […]

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All Day Weekend Trains To Commence Servicing Perth Stadium Railway Station

All Day Weekend Trains To Commence Servicing Perth Stadium Railway Station

26 May 2018

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Trains To Service Perth Stadium Railway Station All Day On Weekends Victor P Taffa McGowan Government to provide more access to the Optus Stadium precinct and Belmont Park racecourse Trains to stop at Perth Stadium Station all day on weekends from June 30, including non-event days Trains will […]

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Melbourne To Host UITP Global Public Transport Summit In 2021

Melbourne To Host UITP Global Public Transport Summit In 2021

17 May 2018

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Melbourne To Host World’s Biggest Public Transport Summit Victor P Taffa Melbourne will host the world’s biggest public transport event, a major acknowledgement of our city’s place as a global leader in public transport. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Tourism and Major Events John […]

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Cradle Mountain Bus Fleet To Be Expanded

Cradle Mountain Bus Fleet To Be Expanded

10 May 2018

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman Cradle Mountain Shuttle Bus Tender Awarded Victor P Taffa A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility will soon be introduced at Cradle Mountain to help meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches. Four new diesel-electric hybrid vehicles will be […]

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Infrastructure Upgrades For Wide Bay Rail Network Announced By Minister

Infrastructure Upgrades For Wide Bay Rail Network Announced By Minister

10 May 2018

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey $33.8 Million Investment For Queensland’s Most Popular Regional Railway Station Victor P Taffa Two projects worth $33.8 Million are now underway to enhance the Wide Bay rail network, as new patronage figures reveal Bundaberg was the most popular regional station across Queensland Rail’s long distance network […]

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Fremantle Ports To Re-lease Container Terminals At North Quay

Fremantle Ports To Re-lease Container Terminals At North Quay

04 May 2018

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Securing New Leases For Fremantle Ports’ Container Terminals Victor P Taffa New leases for the North Quay container terminals and new management agreement for North Quay Rail Terminal sought McGowan Government committed to maintaining Fremantle Port as an operational port in public ownership Leasing options provide certainty to […]

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Duplicated Hurstbridge Line Ready To Convey More Passengers

Duplicated Hurstbridge Line Ready To Convey More Passengers

03 May 2018

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan New Rosanna Station To Open And Two Level Crossings Gone Victor P Taffa Trains will return to the Hurstbridge line, with 2 level crossings gone and the new Rosanna Railway Station open. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines at Victoria’s newest railway […]

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Flinders Street Station’s Historic Subways To Be Upgraded

Flinders Street Station’s Historic Subways To Be Upgraded

01 May 2018

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Facelift For Flinders Street Station’s Historic Subways Victor P Taffa Flinders Street Station’s historic Degraves and Elizabeth Street subways will undergo their biggest makeover in more than 100 years as part of the Andrews Government’s improvements at Victoria’s busiest station. “New Yarra entrance and upgrades to the subways […]

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Telecommunications Tower To Be Moved For Ellenbrook Railway Station

Telecommunications Tower To Be Moved For Ellenbrook Railway Station

29 April 2018

Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Telecommunications Tower Moved To Make Way For Ellenbrook Station Victor P Taffa Another step forward for the METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line Removal of tower will enable land around a future railway station to be developed Planning and preparation for Ellenbrook Line construction kicks into high gear Dampier to Bunbury […]

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Gippsland Line Upgrade Includes Additional Station Platforms And Car Parks

Gippsland Line Upgrade Includes Additional Station Platforms And Car Parks

14 March 2018

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Half A Billion Dollar Gippsland Line Upgrade Kicks Off Victor P Taffa Work has begun on the $530 Million Gippsland Line Upgrade, which will deliver more frequent, reliable train services for passengers in Victoria’s east. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today joined Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet […]

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$3 Million Upgrade Of Fremantle Passenger Terminal Announced By Premier

$3 Million Upgrade Of Fremantle Passenger Terminal Announced By Premier

12 March 2018

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Minister for Transport Rita Saffioti Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia Fremantle Passenger Terminal To Get $3 Million Refresh Victor P Taffa McGowan Government commitment to rejuvenate Fremantle Passenger Terminal Part of State Government’s strategy to boost cruise ship tourism and jobs in Western Australia Follows funding […]

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Additional Coach Services Provide Better Connection To V/Line Trains

Additional Coach Services Provide Better Connection To V/Line Trains

02 March 2018

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan Extra Coach Services Better Connect Shepparton Passengers Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is adding 29 extra weekly coach services between Seymour and Shepparton to give passengers better access to more V/Line trains. “Victoria’s regions are growing and we’re making sure regional public transport grows with them and providing […]

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