Opening in 2019, the Mernda Rail Extension will help connect Melbourne’s north to work, study and entertainment.
Melbourne’s north is one of Victoria’s fastest growing areas. To meet the need for more local transport services, eight kilometres of rail line is being built from South Morang Station to the future Mernda Town Centre.
Three new stations are expected to cater for up to 8000 commuters a day, helping to ease congestion along Plenty Road. A new shared walking and cycling path will connect the stations and provide alternative transport options.
The project will include a new premium station at Mernda, integrated with the future Mernda Town Centre.
There will be two new stations near Marymede Catholic College and Hawkstowe Parade. The three stations will allow for about 2000 car parking spaces, as well as bicycle storage and bus facilities.
We will build new walking and cycling connections to the existing paths, the new stations, nearby schools and Plenty Gorge Park.
The Mernda rail extension project means around 1200 construction jobs and more than 1800 jobs in other businesses and industries in the area.
Buses will replace trains on the South Morang line
As part of the Mernda Rail Extension works, buses will replace trains between Keon Park and South Morang stations from 8.30pm Saturday 24 March 2018 until Sunday 25 March 2018.View details
Bridge Inn Road night closure
Bridge Inn Road will be closed between Plenty Road and Schotters Road for four nights on Monday 19 - Wednesday 21 March, and Friday 23 March between 9pm and 6am each night.View details
Mernda rail extension project information sessions
Come along to one of our upcoming exhibitions to learn about your new stations and view the latest designs.View details
On track at South Morang!
Our first rail delivery train pulled into South Morang Station over the weekend.
Mernda rail: reduce, reuse, recycle
The Mernda project team has come up with some innovative ways to re-use material and reduce the number of trucks on local roads while building the 8 kilometres of rail from South Morang to Mernda.
The Mernda Rail Extension Project follows the old Whittlesea rail corridor which was closed in 1959 and reclaimed by vegetation and wildlife.
As part of the Mernda Rail Extension Project, overhead wiring structures and new electrical substations will be installed to operate trains, signals and communication equipment.
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