Transport

City of Melbourne wants to see less cars, more space for sustainable transport in its municipality

In the latest push from the City of Melbourne's transport strategy refresh, the council released a new round of discussion papers , this time focused solely on motor vehicles and the amount of space dedicated to them in the municipality. Data provided by the City of Melbourne illustrates the decline of car usage in the municipality since 2001 the share of car trips to work has decreased by 28% while the amount of jobs has increased 43%...

NSW gets on with its new metro phase 3, VIC still stuck on phase 1

Comment Since 2013 when the first contract for Sydney Metro Northwest was signed by the New South Wales Government, there have been two further announcements that deal with the new metro network's expansion. Sydney Metro Northwest is phase 1, Sydney Metro City & Southwest is phase 2 and in the 2018 NSW state budget announced recently, $28 million will be allocated to finalise the business case for the Western Metro - let's simply call it...

Tenders for Perth Metronet Armadale to Byford extension released

The Western Australia Government is seeking expressions of interest from a range of parties to undertake economic analysis and support business case preparation for the extension of the Armadale railway line to Byford which will possibly over the long term be further extended to Mundijong. Expressions of interest are also being sought for engineering and land-use planning consultants who will undertake further work to inform the business case...

Trains resume on Dandenong and Frankston rail corridors

Despite some unrelated signalling issues around Cardinia Road on Monday morning, the trains are back and all the level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong have been removed in south east Melbourne's busiest rail corridor. Likewise, the new Frankston station was opened to passengers today that will also see Frankston trains use the new Skye/Overton Road bridges. Frankston line trains will also be using new temporary track through the site...

Monash Freeway upgrades: 9 minutes of short-term congestion relief

Comment Apparently, 9 minutes will be shaved off the time to travel from Pakenham and the City when the Monash Freeway expands, yet again. “The [Monash] freeway will be widened between Warrigal Road and Eastlink and between Clyde Road and Cardinia Road, cutting an estimated nine minutes off a peak-hour trip between Pakenham and the city,” according to a joint federal and state government media release. The language might resonate with some...

Adelaide Airport starts $165 million expansion

Adelaide Airport will begin immediate construction on a $165 million expansion which will expand floor space, shopping and dining areas as well as expand international departure and arrival space. Work is set to begin in earnest with the key focus of the expansion being on improving the passenger departure and arrival experience, a statement from the airport says. When the new terminal opened in 2005, Adelaide Airport gained a single terminal...

Manufacturing kicks off on Melbourne's High Capacity Metro Trains

Manufacturing on the new fleet of Melbourne trains, dubbed the High-Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) fleet, that will run on the Pakenham/Cranbourne lines and eventually through the metro tunnel to the Sunbury line, has kicked off in earnest at an assembly facility in Newport. The bodies of the new trains are being manufactured offshore however key components are being locally built including bogies, traction motors and pantographs. All the...

Brisbane's Cross River Rail, Nambour duplication works funded in Queensland budget

Brisbane's Cross River Rail project has had $733 million allocated to it in the 2018 Queensland state budget that was handed down by Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad this afternoon. In the budget speech to state parliament, the Treasurer put Brisbane's Cross River Rail at the centre of the Palaszczuk Government's infrastructure spend. In a fast-growing state, investing in key infrastructure supports job creation, it boosts business confidence...

NSW Government unveils plans to upgrade Sydney Trains with next generation signalling

The NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Sunday the 10th of June foreshadowed another 2018 NSW budget initiative that would see an upgraded signalling system rolled out to existing Sydney Trains railway lines. Starting with the T4 Illawarra and T8 Airport line, a new signalling system will be rolled out that will allow trains to safely travel closer together which in turn allows trains to run more frequently. It will be a progressive change and the...

Sydney to see increased bus services; Parramatta Light Rail stage one gains approval

The New South Wales Government in its budget, to be released this week, will allocate $15.6 million to deliver increased bus services in metropolitan Sydney as part of a wider $1.5 billion program that will deliver bus fleet renewal and expansion. 1000 new services will be run through the Northern Beaches and 500 new services will be added to the network in Western Sydney. 400 buses are set to be replaced over time as part of the $1.5 billion...

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