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Report into fatal Wallan train derailment finds line signalling was disrupted

By Colin MacGillivray The region’s leaders have expressed hope a final report into a 2020 train derailment near Wallan that killed two people and seriously injured eight others will shed light on the cause of...

Federal Government’s “fluff and puffery” around Beveridge Freight Terminal criticised

By Colin MacGillivray MITCHELL Shire leaders are calling for detailed plans for the Beveridge Intermodal Freight Terminal after the Federal Government dangled a $2 billion carrot for the project in last week’s budget. The proposed site...

Wallan, Donnybrook station upgrades complete; questions about ticket prices

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk New facilities at Wallan and Donnybrook train stations are now complete. Wallan’s indoor waiting area on platform one, city-bound, has been extended and renovated, with new toilets and baby change areas and a...

Roadwork blitz in Wallan, Tooborac school upgrades near completion

SEVERAL major council road and beautification works across Mitchell Shire are underway or have recently been completed. Works on Windham Street, Wallan, between William and King streets, have commenced with the aim of transforming the...

Station parking upgrade

Riddells Creek and Kyneton train stations will have new car parking built, while Gisborne station will be upgraded to improve passenger experience. The State Government projects will also deliver additional accessible car parks, bicycle parking...

Bus driver abuse ‘won’t be tolerated’

By Colin MacGillivray A MITCHELL Shire bus operator is taking a stand against ongoing abuse directed at one of its female drivers. Karin Folino, who drives a Kilmore bus route for Seymour Passenger Services, said she...

Fatal crash in Wallan

POLICE are investigating a fatal collision south of Wallan on Saturday night. Police say two cars collided head-on on the Northern Highway, about 200 metres north of the Hume Freeway, at about 11.30pm. A male driver...

Extra funding for council projects

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council will apply for additional funding of $2.2 million as part of the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Extension. At its ordinary meeting last week, council discussed notification of $2,281,225...

More trains on track

VICTORIANS now have 450 extra train services each week, including 280 metropolitan and 170 regional services, as well as access to a new online tool – RideSpace. The new initiative by the State Government will...

Upgrades commence at Kilmore East Station

WORKS have commenced at Kilmore East Station as part of a $1 million State Government upgrade project. Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll said the first stage of works had begun at the station on...