Extension of path to Western Ring Road stymied by Metro Trains, VicTrack

A Council Officer report to Moreland Council meeting for Wednesday 13 November, 2019 outlines ongoing and major issues negotiating use of Victrack land, especially with Metro Trains. The Council officer report that was published as part of the Moreland Council agenda can be read here: 2019-11-13-MCC-MetroTrains-Craigieburn-Upfield-paths. This affects development of both the Craigirburn path and … Continue reading Extension of path to Western Ring Road stymied by Metro Trains, VicTrack

Transport Minister fails to answer questions on #Upfieldline upgrade #vicvotes

The Transport Minister Jacinta Allan has sent a letter in response to an email from Sustainable Transport advocate John Englart for track duplication and extension of the Upfield rail line and extension of the Upfield Bike Path. The minister fails to answer any of the questions put to her in the email. "Transport Minister Jacinta … Continue reading Transport Minister fails to answer questions on #Upfieldline upgrade #vicvotes

VicTrack upgrading cabling between Gowrie and Upfield, but Upfield Path neglected

A perfect opportunity to extend the Upfield Path along the Upfield-Craigieburn strategic cycling corridor is currently present with VicTrack doing cable upgrading and signaling work berside the Upfield rail line between Upfield station and Gowrie stations. The work requires trench digging to lay PVC pipes, and this work is currently taking place on the rail … Continue reading VicTrack upgrading cabling between Gowrie and Upfield, but Upfield Path neglected

Minister for Road Safety fails to answer questions on cycling safety in Campbellfield

A response by an advisor to the Hon Luke Donnellan, the Minister for Roads and Roads Safety, has failed to answer detailed questions about the safety for cyclists in Campbellfield. These questions were raised in an open letter dated 28 February and an email on 23 March by Extend the Upfield Bike Path to Upfield … Continue reading Minister for Road Safety fails to answer questions on cycling safety in Campbellfield

Media Release: No solution for northern suburbs in new Infrastructure Victoria report on managing congestion

A new report by Infrastructure Victoria on Managing Transport Demand has a Five year focus with immediate suggested state government actions to tackle congestion. "I am very disappointed this report does not tackle some of the source of the problems of congestion rather than the symptoms." said sustainable transport campaigner John Englart. There are 9 … Continue reading Media Release: No solution for northern suburbs in new Infrastructure Victoria report on managing congestion

Mernda rail extension gets bike path, but zilch for Upfield

Over the weekend the Andrews Labor Government gave a progress report on the $600 million Mernda rail extension project. Work on this major transport project is reported to be six months ahead of schedule, with the first test trains to Mernda to be running by the end of September. As part of the project "A … Continue reading Mernda rail extension gets bike path, but zilch for Upfield

Transport Minister questioned on provision of cycling path past Camp Road

On Thursday Dr Samantha Ratnam, Legislative Council MP for Northern Metro Region and leader of the Greens in State Parliament, asked this question about the need for the construction of the Upfield cycling path by the Level Crossing Removal Authority past the Camp Road Level Crossing removal site. Constituency Question (Hansard - 29 March, 2018) … Continue reading Transport Minister questioned on provision of cycling path past Camp Road