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Mernda Rail Project Animation

09 Mar 2016

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Mernda Rail Project Animation

The State Government has committed to extending the South Morang train line to Mernda, supporting significant population growth in Melbourne's north.

[Vision: Animated map from South Morang to Mernda]

Approximately eight kilometres of new duplicated track will be built from South Morang Station to Mernda.

A number of site investigations have been undertaken to help with the proposed design.

Beginning at South Morang Station, the track will travel under McDonalds Road and head towards Williamsons Road.

Following community consultation a train station will be built near the Marymede Catholic College, catering for up to 500 commuter car parks.

[Vision: Artist's impression of new station]

The train track will then cross under Plenty Road and continue north along the Plenty Gorge Regional parkland in the reserved rail corridor.

A second station will be allowed for at Hawkstowe Parade.

Here there are two design solutions being considered.

[Vision: Artist's impression of potential design solutions]

A rail line over the road would open up the space providing connectivity and open space for community facilities.

The rail will travel over Simons Creek, the Parkway and the Yan Yean pipe track to preserve the heritage value of the area.

The premium station at Mernda will be located on the south side of Bridge Inn Road, and will integrate with the proposed town centre.

The station will feature up to 1,000 car parking spaces.

[Vision: Artist's impression of design solution]

Like Hawkstowe Parade there are two design solutions that are being considered to separate the railway line from Bridge Inn Road.

It is important that local neighbourhoods remain connected, so all new road crossings will be separated from the rail track.

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