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

Video: What residents say about Upfield line service

We asked residents that use the Upfield train line about the current state of the service. Trains cancelled during peak hour. Trains short shunted on a regular basis at Coburg meaning people further up the line have to wait much longer. Congested trains by the time they get to Coburg and Brunswick. These are all … Continue reading Video: What residents say about Upfield line service

Duplicate the Upfield Line needs to be a priority says Fawkner Rally

From the youngest speaker to the oldest the ask was made very clear at a rally in Fawkner on Saturday: duplicate the Upfield line, improve public transport for the North. "It's the community who benefits from the duplication of the Upfield line and the community who will win the campaign to duplicate it now." The … Continue reading Duplicate the Upfield Line needs to be a priority says Fawkner Rally

Moreland Council supports community campaign to upgrade the Upfield line

At the Moreland Council meeting on 13 March 2019, support was given by the council to the Community campaign of the Upfield Transport Alliance. Local Coburg resident Meghan Street asked a question of council during question time regarding Better Service on the Upfield Line The resident asked: "What action is the Council taking in supporting … Continue reading Moreland Council supports community campaign to upgrade the Upfield line

Support for Upgrade Upfield campaign at Sydney Road Street Party

Our stall at the Sydney Road Street Party proved very popular. Many people expressed interest in our campaign to improve the Upfield train service, and signed our paper petition to upgrade the Upfield line and duplicate the track from Gowrie to Upfield. People were really attracted to the idea of 10-minute trains on the Upfield … Continue reading Support for Upgrade Upfield campaign at Sydney Road Street Party

The Journey Begins

The Upfield Transport Alliance was initiated from a meeting of community groups and individuals along the Upfield line from Parkville to Craigieburn. The initial meeting to discuss campaigning for upgrade of the Upfield Line was held at Fawkner on 30 September 2018. The 15 people present represented groups from Brunswick, Coburg, Fawkner, Broadmeadows and Craigieburn. … Continue reading The Journey Begins

Moreland Council investigates short shunting at Coburg, calls for early upgrade to Upfield line

Moreland Council in July 2018 considered a report on early termination of train services at Coburg (Short shunting) and resolved the importance of "early adoption of the Upfield Rail Line duplication/extension project, as described in the Victorian Rail Network Development Plan, as part of any advocacy actions developed as part of the new Moreland Integrated … Continue reading Moreland Council investigates short shunting at Coburg, calls for early upgrade to Upfield line