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Mernda hits the rails

THE Mernda Rail extension, complete with three new stations, opened for passengers last Sunday — six months ahead of schedule. The $600 million rail extension with three new stations at Mernda, Hawkstowe and Middle Gorge...

Bus demand mounts

PRESSURE is mounting on the Minister for Transport, Jacinta Allen, to take a serious look at introducing a bus service into Hidden Valley with Mitchell Shire Council being the latest voice urging the minister...

Mernda’s train test

FOR the first time in six decades, a train will arrive in Mernda. While only some residents may remember back to when train’s arrived in the township, entire generations will see something they have never...

Return of the trucks

By Jackson Russell RESIDENTS of Dry Creek Road in Broadford have raised their concerns with a recent increase in truck traffic coming down the southern end of the road. B-Double trucks loaded with materials removed from...

V/Late or not at all

by Ian Blyth DESPITE its March 2018 figures claiming a 97.3 per cent reliability and 86 per cent punctuality rate, V/Line’s actual performance, in the eyes of commuters, is less than satisfactory. Since January 26, V/Line...

A tale of two stations

By Ian BlythTHE car park at Wandong Railway Station is bursting at the seams while just 11 kilometres up the road at Kilmore East, the new car park extension contains – on a good...

Bypass is back

By Joshua Wells and Ian Blyth THE Kilmore bypass is back on the government’s agenda with $20 million allocated for land reservation in tonight’s state budget, potentially bringing the community closer to a truck free...

Roundabout delivered

by Jackson Russell THE Romsey community are winners in this year’s state budget, with the sought after roundabout set to be built at the intersection of Main Street and Barry Street as part of $941...

Budget funds for Kilmore bypass

By Joshua Wells and Ian Blyth THE Kilmore bypass is back on the government’s agenda with $20 million allocated for land reservation in tonight’s state budget, potentially bringing the community closer to a truck free...

Andrews must act

Middle Gorge issue LOCAL groups have combined to send a combined community letter to the Premier, Daniel Andrews,  regarding the renaming of Marymede Station on the Mernda railway extension project. As reported in last week’s Whittlesea...