Using Your Phone to Pay for Public Transport in Melbourne May Be Closer Than You Think

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne commuters could be using their phones to pay for tram, train and bus rides, with the technology to be trialled on trams later this year, the Andrews government has announced. Myki machines – updated in 2017 – already include the technology to read smartphones, making a “tap and go” system, similar… Continue reading Using Your Phone to Pay for Public Transport in Melbourne May Be Closer Than You Think

Two Major Rail Lines to Shut Down in January

Written for Broadsheet Two of Melbourne’s busiest railway lines will shut down for seven days in January due to network upgrades, the state government announced today. From January 2 to January 9, buses will replace trains between Flinders Street and Westall on the Cranbourne-Pakenham line, and Flinders Street and Moorabbin on the Frankston line. Buses… Continue reading Two Major Rail Lines to Shut Down in January

A Melbourne Airport Rail Link and High-Speed Trains to Geelong Are Coming

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne Construction on a long-awaited rail link between Southern Cross Station and Melbourne’s Tullamarine will begin within a decade, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced. The build will be underway by the time the $11.3 billion Metro Rail Tunnel project opens in 2026. The rail link, which has been talked about since the mid-1960s, includes… Continue reading A Melbourne Airport Rail Link and High-Speed Trains to Geelong Are Coming