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Warrnambool train line gets an upgrade

The warrnambool train line will receive $114 million in upgrades to the track, signalling and 20 level crossings supplied by the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Revival package. The upgrades will cut up trip time between Melbourne and Warrnambool by 20 minutes. The Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Revival will upgrade track, signalling and more […]

Automated vehicle trials on Eastlink receive commendation

One of Australia’s largest tollways, EastLink, has received a Special Commendation from the Australia and New Zealand Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) for the trials of automated vehicle technologies underway on EastLink. The trials are being undertaken by EastLink in partnership with VicRoads, ARRB, La Trobe University and RACV, and with the assistance of major vehicle […]

Tender: rail infrastructure development

Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (VIC) is seeking tenders to connect a new rail tunnel to the existing surface network in order to create the new Sunshine-Dandenong Line and additional track, power, wayside signalling and overhead line equipment (OHLE) works on the new Sunshine-Dandenong Line.   Submissions close 1 September 2017.

New mini hydro plants power Melbourne

Five new Melbourne Water mini hydroelectric power plants have arrived at Dandenong, Wantirna, Mount Waverley, Boronia and Cardinia Creek and are already putting power back into the grid. The plants were delivered in pre-assembled, self-contained units, offering simple, weather resistant power delivery solutions which can be brought online quickly. This design delivers increased cost efficiencies […]

Carrum and Seaford level crossing removal shortlist announced

The announcement of the shortlisted bidders has marked a new milestone for the first package of works as the Frankston line prepares for eight more level crossings to be removed in Carrum and Seaford. Two consortia, CPB/Aurecon and Lendlease/Acciona/Coleman Rail and WSP, have been shortlisted for the first package of works including: Seaford Road, Seaford […]

Contracts awarded for Bendigo and Eaglehawk stations

The Victorian Government has moved forward with the next step of the Bendigo and Eaglehawk station upgrades, with the award of two contracts for the preliminary design of the $15.8 million redevelopments. The Minister for Public Transport and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan, announced that Arcadis Group has been awarded the contract to undertake […]

Consortium announced for $6 billion Metro Tunnel

The Victorian Government has announced the consortium that has won the contract to design and build Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel, one of the biggest public transport projects ever to be built in Victoria. The Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) – a consortium led by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital – has been selected […]

Computer glitch shuts down entire Melbourne rail network

Following a computer glitch that left Melbourne train passengers stranded for over two hours on Thursday 13 July, Metro Trains has promised to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident. The incident occurred during afternoon peak hour and caused further delays throughout Melbourne’s entire transport network, with major roads and tram networks suffering extreme congestion as […]

Contract awarded for Ballarat Line upgrade

The Victorian Government has announced an experienced consortium has been chose to build the $518 million Ballarat Line Upgrade. The consortium of Lendlease, Coleman Rail and SMEC were chosen following a competitive process, and will duplicate 18km of track between Deer Park West and Melton, paving the way for future electrification to Melton. “We’re not […]

Clayton station design released

Final designs have been released for the new Clayton Station, one of five stations being rebuilt as part of the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project. Lighting, modern toilets, CCTV and a ground-level waiting room will all be features of the modern facility, set to open in 2018 when trains begin running on a […]

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