Mernda Rail Project: Mernda Station Precinct
22 Mar 2018
Mernda Station Precinct
The Victorian Government is building three state-of-the-art stations as part of the Mernda Rail Extension Project.
The premium station at Mernda will integrate with the future Mernda Town Centre, providing easy access to shopping, entertainment, cafés, restaurants, a library, health and fitness facilities, bus services and the station’s two car park areas.
Mernda station will be a fully integrated transport hub, servicing the 5000 passengers expected to board trains each day.
Inspired by the shape of an Australian rural homestead, the station’s sloping roofline will provide a landmark for Mernda.
Arriving at the station
The station forecourt and main entry will be on the south side of Bridge Inn Road, beneath the station platform, providing direct access from a walking and cycling path, bus interchange, kiss-and-ride/ taxi drop-off and car parks.
A second entry, on the north side of Bridge Inn Road, will also offer stairs and a lift so passengers don’t have to cross Bridge Inn Road.
Access to the platforms will be via stairs and three generous-sized glass-walled lifts, equipped with their own back-up power source.
Getting to and from the station
The station precinct design allows for easy access to the station by car, bike, bus, taxi and on foot.
The station has been designed to be comfortably accessed by everyone – including the elderly, people travelling with children and people with disability.
The station concourse and forecourt will have a direct connection to the future Mernda Town Centre.
The design uses the underside of the station platform to create a large sheltered public space that also marks the entry to the station.
The station will connect with a modern and accessible transport hub consisting of a bus interchange to the east of the forecourt, along with kiss-and-ride drop-off facilities and spaces for taxis.
All of this will be conveniently located close to waiting areas and the main concourse for easy movement around the station.
The station’s open car park layout will maintain safety for passengers who drive to the station. The car park includes:
- park-and-ride spaces
- accessible spaces.
The platform area will provide a large, naturally lit space with a skylight that runs the full length of the roof canopy. Large portions of the sloping canopy will provide a panoramic view out at eye level.
The station canopy will cover a significant portion of the platform, protecting passengers from the weather.
Lighting and CCTV in the car park and station precinct will help maintain safety, as will the presence of Protective Services Officers. As a premium station, Mernda will be staffed from first train to last.
Sustainable building materials
The station buildings and landscape will include walls featuring rock sourced from the project site, along with naturally-weathering steel.
The walking and cycling path will connect cyclists directly to the station’s bike storage area near the main entry.
View the station map and artist impression in PDF format PDF, 14.3 MB
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