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Ballarat line in sick territory

Winter illnesses are being blamed for the cancellation of many train services on the Ballarat line. Ballarat line commuters were forced onto packed peak-hour carriages...

Copper thieves strike again

Melton and Moorabool commuters endured delays on the Ballarat line last week after electrical cabling was stolen. Commuters on V/Line services were held up by...

Regional roads budget shake-up

Regional road upgrades across Victoria are the target of a $941 million state government package. Premier Daniel Andrews was in Ballan last Thursday to announce...

Motorists defy calls for road safety

Pre-Easter police warnings appeared to have had little affect on more than 150 drivers caught speeding on Melton and Moorabool roads during the long...

We can do better: V/Line

V/Line has committed to improving performance on the Ballarat line after recent data showed punctuality and reliability at their lowest since November. Recent figures show...

Call for more rail upgrades

Moorabool council is calling on the state government to fund a business case for more upgrades to the Ballarat rail line. Moorabool mayor Paul Tatchell...

Police frustrated with motorists

Police are disappointed by the number of motorists who gambled with their lives over the Melbourne Cup long weekend. Close to 150 motorists were caught...

Extra comfort for commuters

Bacchus Marsh train passengers will have more room thanks to three new V/Locity carriages for commuters on a weekday service. The 5.35pm train from Southern Cross...

Council flags parking warnings

  Drivers could be issued with warning notices for illegally parking in Melton if it is their first offence. Coburn ward councillor Bob Turner moved a...

New chapter for library

Bookworms rejoice – Little Library is back at the Melton train station permanently to keep literature lovers entertained. Readers are encouraged to “take a book...

Bridge crash a costly accident

The company that operates the bus that slammed into the notorious Montague Street bridge last year could be fined as much as $1.5 million...

Dad’s tears for an angel

The mourning father of a teenage girl who died in a high-speed crash last week has shared his grief at losing his “baby girl”. Jacqueline...

A lesson in traffic safety

Melton council has given the green light to plans for a new traffic education school. Plans for the school, to be built at the Bridge...

Train upgrade for Melton

Melton trains will run more frequently to and from the city, with an extra 18 services on the Ballarat line being added this month. V/Line...

Station funds ‘not enough’

Funding has been allocated to plan for a Toolern railway station, but Melton council says it’s disappointed the state government hasn’t committed to fully...

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Panthers show fight

Melton South produced its best performance in a couple of years but still wasn’t able to come away with the points in the Ballarat...