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New timetable starting soon

X'Trapolis trainA new train timetable starting 10 October, will add an extra 285 weekly services to Melbourne’s rail network.

The addition of new services has been made possible by a range of infrastructure improvements including the $92.6 million Laverton Rail Upgrade, as well as having eleven new X’Trapolis trains now operating.

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Electric cars have arrived

Electric carVictoria’s $5 million electric vehicle trials have moved a step forward with the arrival in Melbourne of 20 fully electric Mitsubishi i-MiEVs.

The world-leading trials will create real conditions by testing how drivers, vehicles, charging infrastructure and the electricity network will interact.

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Construction contract awarded for Anglesea Road link

Road constructionCut and Fill construction company has been awarded the $71 million contract to build the western extension of the Geelong Ring Road.

The Geelong Ring Road opened last year and works are progressing on a series of links from the road which will improve connections to surrounding suburbs.

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SmartBus and DART services to hit the road soon

SmartBusThousands of trips will be added across Melbourne's bus network, with the early roll out of SmartBus Route 901 and Doncaster Area Rapid Transit services.

Public transport users are being encouraged to jump on board the new and upgraded bus routes, with two weeks of free travel being offered when the services start.

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Maryborough gets its train back

Maryborough stationThe $50 million project to return passenger rail to the central Victorian town of Maryborough is now complete.

The first passenger train in 15 years arrived at Maryborough Station on Saturday 24 July 2010.

Residents in Maryborough and Creswick will now have access to a train service every day of the week, between Maryborough and Ballarat, with onward connections to Melbourne.

There are more people than ever using regional trains and the Victorian Government recognises the need to continue to improve public transport services to regional centres.
 
The investment into the Victorian regional rail network continues with new tracks being laid, upgrades to existing tracks, more trains added and the reopening of train lines such as Ararat, Bairnsdale and now Maryborough.
 
Also recently announced, was a $7 million commitment for the station upgrade and return of rail services to Clunes, on the Maryborough line.
 
Rail services are expected to be operating from Clunes by the end of next year.
 
For fare and timetable information visit www.vline.com.au or call V/Line on 136 196.
 
See the project: Maryborough Rail Services


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More money for rail maintenance

Rail maintenanceThe Victorian Government has increased investment into rail maintenance by $500 million for a total spend of $1.8 billion over the eight year contract with rail operator Metro.

The Department of Transport and Metro will be working together to deliver $220 million in upgrades and improvements across Victoria’s rail network over the 2010-2011 financial year.

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Breakwater Road upgrade begins

Breakwater Road artit's impressionWorks are now underway on the $63 million Breakwater Road bridge construction and road realignment project.

The Breakwater Road Realignment project, being carried out by McConnell Dowell Construction, aims to reduce the chances of flooding and remove height restrictions on the major road link to Geelong.

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V/Line and Metro trains to provide Sunbury rail services

Sunbury train stationSunbury residents will be given the choice to catch either V/Line or metropolitan trains, upon the completion of the Sunbury Electrification project.

Works are progressing on the $270 million Sunbury Electrification project, which involves electrifying approximately 15 kilometres of track, from Watergardens Station to Sunbury Station.

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Stations designs released for the South Morang Rail Extension

Epping Station canopy artist's impressionThe South Morang Rail Extension Project has reached an important design milestone with the release of concept designs for the project. Released as part of a community engagement program undertaken in August, the architectural concepts illustrate the new upgraded Thomastown and Epping Stations and the new premium station at South Morang.

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New local bus routes for Melbourne’s south east

busCommuters in Melbourne’s south east are set to benefit from a $2 million boost to bus services, including three new bus routes and improvements to two existing routes.

The new and improved bus routes will offer new access to public transport for the residents of Waterways, Epsom and Dingley, as well as extending bus services to Middle Brighton.

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Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel

The Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel is a major new rail tunnel project from Dynon in the west to St Kilda Road, intersecting the CBD.

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New timetable starting soon
Electric cars have arrived
Construction contract awarded for Anglesea Road link
SmartBus and DART services to hit the road soon
Maryborough gets its train back
More money for rail maintenance
Breakwater Road upgrade begins
V/Line and Metro trains to provide Sunbury rail services
Stations designs released for the South Morang Rail Extension
New local bus routes for Melbourne’s south east
 
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