Upfield passengers ignored: no plans for track duplication before Metro Tunnel says Minister

In early August we invited Labor MPs Frank McGuire, Lizzie Blandthorn and Ros Spence to our 'More Trains on the Upfield Line" event in Merlynston. Frank McGuire sent his apologies. We did not hear back from the others. We also wrote to Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan to explain why passengers were so unhappy and … Continue reading Upfield passengers ignored: no plans for track duplication before Metro Tunnel says Minister

Upfield Line Track Duplication and extension to Craigieburn by 2024 says Rail Futures study

A study by the Rail Futures Institute on development of Melbourne's public transport rail network has advocated for track duplication and extension to Craigieburn for the Upfield Line by 2024. Further, they argue the line be extended and electrified to Wallan by 2028. The Upfield Transport Alliance welcomes the Rail Futures Institute's new report. Calls … Continue reading Upfield Line Track Duplication and extension to Craigieburn by 2024 says Rail Futures study

Upgrade Upfield Paper petition presented to Fiona Patten MP

On Monday four people from the Upfield Transport Alliance presented the paper version of the petition to Upgrade the Upfield line to the office of Reason Party member of the Legislative Council, Fiona Patten MP. Fiona sits on the crossbench in the Legislative Council and has earned the respect of other MPs from across the … Continue reading Upgrade Upfield Paper petition presented to Fiona Patten MP

Hume Leader: Councils Get Onboard Upfieldline upgrade

Front page story in the Hume Leader this week is the Upgrade Upfield campaign with both Hume and Moreland Councils getting behind the campaign. Hume Council endorsed the campaign at their August Council meeting. Moreland Council supported the community campaign in March 2019. We need the Premier Daniel Andrews and Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan … Continue reading Hume Leader: Councils Get Onboard Upfieldline upgrade

Upfield line reliability in the frame – get used to using replacement Buses

We think we are winning with our campaign to upgrade the Upfield line, when the Minister for Public Transport announces "Works To Improve Reliability On The Upfield Line", as she did on September 2 in a media release: "Between tonight and Wednesday, crews will carry out works to compact rock under the tracks, points renewal … Continue reading Upfield line reliability in the frame – get used to using replacement Buses

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

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