Metro Trains

Swathe of Melbourne train lines, skybus to see new and extended services

Victoria's Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, has provided an overview of new train services that will operate across Melbourne's network once the Mernda extension opens toward the end of the year and on the same day, the Minister announced a new Skybus contract had been signed. 190 new metropolitan train services will be spread across lines to the north, west and south-east. On the South Morang line, an additional 115 new and...

Metro Trains Melbourne to operate Sydney's North West Rail Link

The Sydney Morning Herald reported yesterday that the Baird Government in New South Wales has selected Metro Trains Melbourne - the consortium made up of MTR Corporation, John Holland and UGL which operates and maintains the entire Melbourne metropolitan network - to operate the North West Rail Link . The North West Rail Link project consists of twin 15 kilometre tunnels and four kilometres of elevated track from Epping on the city's main...

Stand And (Not) Deliver - Are Summer Train Timetables Really Necessary?

Summer. The very word conjures up a sense of joy. A sense of well being. A sense of being alive again. Beaches, beer festivals, and picnics at the park. Enjoyment at last after the long hard slog of winter is nothing but a distant memory. Of course its not all good - it also means bushfires, 40 degree days, and no football (at least the real thing, not the Mickey Mouse pre season competition that's just started) for a few months yet. And just...