Posts tagged "Transport"

$518 million Ballarat line upgrade released to market

The Andrews Labor Government’s transformation of train services for Melbourne’s west has been released to market. Member for Melton Don Nardella welcomed the release of the Request for Proposal (RFP) to build the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade, which will create space for more trains, more often through Bacchus Marsh and Melton. The Labor Government’s […]

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Kerr’s Rd (Maddingley) rail intersection to get flashing lights/Boom gates

Don Nardella MLA, Member for Melton, is happy to announce that works for the upgrade of the Kerr’s Rd rail crossing will be undertaken this year.  These works at this crossing will include: flashing lights and boom gates. The government are fast-tracking the Safer Country Crossings Program to boost safety and save  lives. The program was […]

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Liberals shun the western suburbs – Nardella

After four long years of doing nothing, the Liberals are shamelessly trying to stop the construction of the Western Distributor – a desperately needed second river crossing. Residents in the West have been calling for an alternative to the West Gate Bridge for decades and it’s taken the Andrews Labor Government to do something about […]

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Boost to parking as Bacchus Marsh station turns 130

The Andrews Labor Government’s expansion of parking at Bacchus Marsh is complete, as the station celebrates its 130th anniversary. Member for Melton Don Nardella joined commuters and locals at the station today to mark the significant occasion. The Labor Government’s $1 million upgrade has added more than 150 spaces, reducing parking pressure at the busy […]

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New Bacchus Marsh and Melton services hit the tracks

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced 10 new weekday train services for Bacchus Marsh and Melton as part of a new V/Line timetable that delivers 80 extra regional services across Victoria. The new timetable introduces a new 7:55pm service from Southern Cross Station to Wendouree each weekday, which arrives in Melton at 8:28pm, as well […]

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Cheaper, Simpler And Fairer Public Transport For Kids

Don Nardella, Member for Melton, has announced that from today the Andrews Labor Government is making it cheaper, simpler and fairer for children to travel on public transport. As from today, the age at which a child must start carrying a myki will be lifted from four to five, saving parents the expense and hassle […]

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More parking at Melton Railway Station

The Andrews Labor Government will build up to number extra car parking spaces at station to make it easier for passengers to find a park and catch the train. Local Member, Mr Don Nardella MLA today announced that the contract has been awarded to upgrade the Melton station’s car park to include 270 new car […]

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Sydenham Level Crossing Removal to Start this Summer

Melton and local commuters will soon benefit from the removal of the dangerous and congested level crossing on Melton Highway in Sydenham which the Member for Melton, Mr Don Nardella MLA said will start this summer. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today joined Member for Sydenham Natalie Hutchins to announce BMD Constructions will build […]

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Six extra train carriages on local services in two days

The first six new regional carriages ordered by the Andrews Labor Government are now in service – and all of them on services through Melton and Bacchus Marsh. The extra carriages will double the number of seats on four busy peak services, reducing crowding and creating a more comfortable ride for thousands of passengers. The first […]

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Reporting For Duty: More Police And PSOs Hit The Beat

An extra 20 police officers and 19 Protective Services Officers (PSOs) have made the pledge to keep Victorians safe as recruitment ramps up at the Victoria Police Academy. Police Squad 18 and PSO Squad 2 today celebrated their graduations at the Academy in Glen Waverley. The police graduates – including 10 men and 10 women […]

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More trains on time for Melton

On time performance on the Ballarat corridor through Melton is at its highest level since May 2015. Monthly performance figures published today show 91.6 per cent of services arrived on time in September, up from 89.0 per cent in August, and 4.5 per cent higher than the 12-month average of 87.1 per cent. Minister for […]

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Nardella welcomes more parking for commuters at Bacchus Marsh station

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed news that local commuters in and around Bacchus Marsh will benefit from more than 150 new car parking spaces at Bacchus Marsh station, easing pressure and making it easier to find a park. Mr Nardella who will visit the Bacchus Marsh station this week announced that […]

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Nardella welcomes 1,100 jobs with 65 new trains to be built in Victoria, for Victoria

Mr Nardella has welcomed the Andrews Labor Government’s plan which will create 1,100 highly-skilled local jobs with the state’s single largest order of trains to be built in Victoria, for Victoria. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan to announce that the Evolution Rail […]

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Travel grants to help Melton and Moorabool emerging athletes

The Andrews Labor Government is helping athletes in Melton & Moorabool become sporting champions, by assisting with the costs of travel. Don Nardella MLA today announced travel grants for local groups :  Acrofun (gymnastics) and the Melton Basketball Association. The funds will assist the groups members to compete and participate without the burden of travel […]

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More services, on time, to Melton and Melbourne’s west

See also: Nardella secures $518m Melton Rail Line Duplication The Andrews Labor Government decision to duplicate the Ballarat line to Melton will deliver more services when they are needed most and improve reliability, so more trains turn up on time. Melton MP Don Nardella said: The duplication will pave the way for the future electrification […]

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Nardella secures $518m Melton Rail Line Duplication

See also: More services, on time, to Melton and Melbourne’s west The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA, has secured long awaited funding for the Melton rail line duplication. In yesterday’s budget Melton was a big winner with $518m being set aside for the duplication to Deer Park West and other related infrastructure projects. $2.24m  […]

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Free bus services plus extra services on ANZAC Day

The  Andrews  Labor  Government  will  provide  free bus shuttles and extra trains and trams early on ANZAC Day, to make it easier for people to get to the Dawn Service and pay their respects. Mr Nardella said: Travel  on  all  public transport in Victoria will be free for Veterans and War  Widows  on 24, 25 and 26 April […]

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More V/Line services back on the tracks by the end of April

See also: Statement on V/Line from the Minister for Public Transport Ten more V/Line services will be back on the tracks within weeks, meaning 97 per cent of services will operate as trains by the end of the month. Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, announced the next round of V/Line service restorations, after more […]

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Statement on V/Line from the Minister for Public Transport

The Hon Jacinta Allan MP, Minister for Public Transport, has released the following statement regarding V/Line services. Since January this year, regional train passengers have been subject to unacceptable disruption. As a result, V/Line commissioned an independent review into what caused issues. That report is now available and shows a combination of tight curves on […]

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FAQ on Free V/Line travel – Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 January 2016

In recognition of the recent disruptions V/Line passengers have experienced, V/Line will offer its services for free across the State. Free travel will be valid from the first service Saturday 23 January to last service Sunday 31 January on all V/Line train and coach services and Night Network Night Coaches. No ticket is required and […]

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Cheaper bus fares for families

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA is delighted that Victorian families accessing the School Bus Program in the Melton and other electorates are set to save hundreds of dollars a year in student bus fares. Minister for Education, James Merlino, announced today announced that the complicated system of bus fares affecting thousands of families […]

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Western Distributor Project Gets The Green Light

The Andrews Labor Government will partner with Transurban to build the $5.5 billion Western Distributor Project, which includes the Monash Freeway Upgrade and upgrades to Webb Dock. Premier Daniel Andrews, Treasurer Tim Pallas and Minister for Roads Luke Donnellan today released the Victorian Government’s reference business case, which shows the project stacks up financially, delivering […]

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Melton Highway Rail Level Crossing to go

The Member for Melton has welcomed news that four more dangerous and congested level crossings will go.  One of these includes the Melton Highway level crossing at Sydenham; used by many Melton residents. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, to announce that the level crossings at Melton Highway in Sydenham, […]

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Tradie apprentices to get half-price rego

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed the Andrews Labor government’s decision to put more money back into apprentice tradies’ wallets in the New Year, with the new half-price registration scheme starting on 1 January 2016. The first round of registration renewal notices will be issued next week outlining the steps for eligible […]

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All night public transport to get people in Melton and Bacchus Marsh home safer and sooner

The Andrews Labor Government has released new details of its one year trial of all-night public transport on weekends, which will bring big benefits for passengers in Melton. Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, today unveiled the much anticipated bus routes for the critical safety initiative, alongside a new name for the trial: Night Network […]

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