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Metro move to monopolise rail maintenance under government microscope
A rail maintenance company set up by Metro to monopolise project work in Melbourne could be put out of business by the Andrews government due to concerns about a lack of probity.”
April 30 2015
The Age

Metro rail, bus network consultations to kick off
“PUBLIC transport users in Bendigo will get the chance to have their say on plans for a metro rail system and proposed changes to the bus network in community consultations to be held over the next month.”
April 24 2015
Bendigo Advertiser

Aurizon wins fight with unions over Queensland operations
“Aurizon has won a long battle with the unions over agreements for its Queensland operations in what it describes as a landmark decision for Australian industrial relations.”
April 23 2015
The Australian 

 Rail tracks under water as coal haulage chain broken
“The costs of repairing train tracks in the Hunter Valley damaged by flooding will be “significant,” the Australian Rail Track Corporation has warned…”
April 23 2015
The Sydney Morning Herald

Aurizon claims victory over disputed enterprise agreements with unions
“Aurizon has won a major industrial relations victory after the Fair Work Commission agreed to terminate costly work agreements struck prior to the rail giant being privatized.”
April 22 2015
The Courier Mail 

Metro and union face off over ‘unsafe’ X’Trapolis train on Frankston line
“The union that represents Metro train drivers has sought to take the company to the industrial umpire over its continued operation of a single X’Trapolis train – modified so it will not outpace the boom gates at level crossings – on the Frankston line.”
April 20 2015
The Age

Melbourne Metro rail tunnel to bring years of disruption as it is built under Swanston St
“AN ANIMATED video shows how the State Government hopes its new Melbourne Metro rail tunnel will run under Swanston St, transforming the network into an “international-style train system”.
April 16 2015
Herald Sun

No Metro delays: Melbourne train drivers cancel strike action
“Metro Trains has avoided a public transport nightmare today, averting strike action from drivers.”
Jan 7 2015
3AW 693 News Talk

Jacinta Allan Lands Public Transport Employment

“MEMBER for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan has been named Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Employment.”
Dec 4 2014
Bendigo Advertiser

Melbourne’s train tracks safe, rail watchdog finds
“Australia’s rail safety watchdog has found that Melbourne’s railway tracks are being safely maintained after a federal MP raised allegations in parliament that shoddy maintenance by rail operator Metro was putting public safety at risk.
Dec 3 2014
The Age

Nye urges new Vic government: Act now on rail
“Chief executive of the Australasian Railway Association Bryan Nye says he’s looking forward to working with Victoria’s new Labor government, and to the government fulfilling its pre-election promises on rail
Dec 3 2014
Rail Express.com.au

Out-of-sync bus and rail connections hit Maroondah commuters hard
“A SCATHING report into the states public transport has found that Maroondah residents are forced to endure poor synchronisation of bus and train connections.”
Aug 29 2014
Leader Online

Expressions of interest call for removal of Bourke Rd and Wills St Level Crossing
“THE removal of Melbournes most hated level crossing at Burke Rd and Wills St has been brought forward a year.”
Aug 29 2014
Leader Online

Tenders open for removal of four Level Crossings in Melbourne
“CONSTRUCTION companies have been invited to tender for contracts to remove four level crossings across Melbourne.”
Aug 27 2014
Herald Sun

Is Labor genuine about building Melbourne Metro?
“Both major parties are promising to build a rail tunnel under the centre of Melbourne if they win this years election,
but neither seems to be in a hurry to commence construction before 2018-22 at the earliest.”
Aug 27 2014
Crikey

 

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