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Report finds speed a factor in train derailment

By Steph McNicol A PRELIMINARY report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau revealed the Melbourne-bound XPT train was travelling at more than 100km/h in a 15km/h zone when it derailed near Wallan on February 20. The...

Copper wire theft causes boom gate malfunction

By Steph McNicol The theft of copper wire from train line infrastructure is causing boom gates to malfunction, causing serious safety issues for transport users. Teresa Bisignano, of Wallan, has expressed her concerns after a near-miss...

Rail line clash

By Evelyn Leckie SHADOW Minister for Regional Public Transport Steph Ryan has called for the State Government to fix a broken signalling system between the Seymour and Craigieburn rail service. Ms Ryan said it had been...

Derailment disaster

By Evelyn Leckie   AN investigation is underway to determine the cause of a train derailment near Wallan on Thursday night. The XPT service, run by NSW TrainLink, was travelling from Sydney to Mellbourne when it derailed...

Industrial action halts trains

By Jackson Russell A fleet of around 70 coaches replaced services on the Seymour line Thursday in the wake of further industrial action by V/Line workers. The Seymour, Shepparton and Albury lines were also affected by...

Fire concerns in Wallan

LONG dry grass along the Northern Highway is causing fire safety concerns for Wallan residents, with February and March expected to be the worst months of the bushfire season. The resident, who does not wish...

New bus for Beveridge school campuses

A free bus service will allow eligible students to travel to and from school, and between Beveridge Primary School’s two campuses next year. The new Beveridge’s Primary School campus, which will accommodate grades three to...

Bus services under fire

By Evelyn Leckie CONCERNED residents are crying out for more bus services after students, elderly passengers and a pregnant women have been forced to walk from Kilmore East to Kilmore. A lack of bus services in...

Fire reignites wire barrier debate

SAFETY concerns about wire-rope barriers have been reignited by a witness of the Hume Freeway near Clonbinane fires earlier this month. The witness called into 3AW radio station saying they had seen the incident unfold...

New shuttle service for Broadford

A Broadford resident has taken the town’s lack of public transport into his own hands, starting an on-demand bus service to take people to and from Broadford’s hotels and clubs. Greg Dulhunty bought a mini...