Hume Council gets behind community campaign to upgrade the Upfieldline

Hume Council joined Moreland Council on Monday night (12 August, 2019) in supporting the Upfield Transport Alliance community campaign to upgrade the Upfield Line. At the Council meetings, Cr Jodi Jackson moved a motion in General Business for Hume City Council to support the Upfield Transport Alliance #Upfieldline campaign for track duplication and extension to … Continue reading Hume Council gets behind community campaign to upgrade the Upfieldline

Merlynston action for more trains on the Upfield Line

Sick of our underserviced, overcrowded trains? Get ready for our next action to promote more trains on the Upfield line! This time it's in Merlynston at Bain Reserve. More details to come but note it in your diary. This event is family friendly and we encourage you to bring along the kids! When: Saturday, August … Continue reading Merlynston action for more trains on the Upfield Line

Moreland Council adopts Transport Advocacy Plan

At the Moreland City Council meeting on 12 June 2019 the Transport Advocacy Plan was adopted. The plan highlighted the problem of short shunting, given the service frequency is 18 minutes peak, and 20 minutes standard on the line. "Another issue is short shunting of trains, particularly on the Upfield line, which was the seventh … Continue reading Moreland Council adopts Transport Advocacy Plan

Mernda extension a success, time to Upgrade Upfield

We note the success of the Mernda line extension with more than one million passengers having now used the Mernda Rail line in the nine months since the extension from South Morang was completed. This project was brought forward by 15 years. We think it's time for the Upfield line track duplication, upgrade and extension … Continue reading Mernda extension a success, time to Upgrade Upfield

Do Track duplication at same time as Coburg Level Crossing Removals

The Premier today announced that four level crossings on the Upfield line will be removed and replaced with elevated rail (Skyrail) with work starting later in 2019 and the boom gates due to be removed in 2020. The level crossings of Bell Street, Munro Street, Reynard Street, and Moreland Road will all be removed as … Continue reading Do Track duplication at same time as Coburg Level Crossing Removals

Wills Candidates pushed on Upfield Duplication at Climate Election Forum

Duplication and upgrading of the Upfield line has come up as part of the Federal election in the seat of Wills. Transport is usually a state issue but the Federal Government plays an important role in infrastructure funding, even at the local electorate level. The poor and sometimes unreliable service and low frequency on the … Continue reading Wills Candidates pushed on Upfield Duplication at Climate Election Forum

Federal funding urged for Upgrading the Upfield line for Northern Melbourne region

Sustainable Transport activist John Englart sent an email to Wills Labor MP Peter Khalil and Labor's Shadow Spokesperson on Cities, Infrastructure and Regional Development on April 26. It outlines a vision for upgrading the Upfield line to vastly improve the service frequency and reliability for the Upfield line and public transport in the northern region, … Continue reading Federal funding urged for Upgrading the Upfield line for Northern Melbourne region