THE government of the Australian state of Victoria announced on April 10 that it will allocate $A 3m ($US 2.3m) from its state budget to fund design and planning work on an 18km extension of the Melbourne tram network to Monash University and Rowville in the city’s southeastern suburbs.
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has awarded new seven-year contracts for the operation of Melbourne’s suburban rail and tram services to incumbent franchise holders Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and Yarra Trams.
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has announced that its forthcoming state budget for 2017-18 will include current and forward investment of $A 1.45bn ($US 1.1bn) for a Regional Rail Revival package of upgrades on every regional passenger line across Victoria.
VICTORIA's minister for public transport Mrs Jacinta Allan announced on November 23 that the government of the Australian state has exercised a $A 274m ($US 197m) option with Bombardier for 20 additional E-Class (Flexity Swift) low-floor LRVs for the Melbourne tram network.
VICTORIA state minister for public transport Mrs Jacinta Allan announced on November 19 that a major component of the Melbourne Metro Rail project will be funded and constructed by a partnership between the state government and the private sector.
With suburban rail traffic forecast to double over the next 20 years, Melbourne is looking at radical solutions to accommodate rising passenger volumes. Keith Barrow examines a new report from Public Transport Victoria, which provides a blueprint for developing the rail network in Australia's second largest city.