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

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