The extension of the South Morang line to Mernda involved eight kilometres of new rail line and three new stations to cater for up to 8000 commuters a day:
- Mernda Station on Bridge Inn Road in Mernda
- Hawkstowe Station on Hawkstowe Parade in South Morang
- Middle Gorge Station on Williamsons Road in South Morang.
The Mernda rail extension opened in August 2018.
Around 2000 car spaces have been built across the three stations, as have secure bicycle storage facilities. These bike storage facilities are connected by a new walking and cycling path that links the three new stations.
Three new community spaces have also been been created at Hawkstowe Station, The Parkway and Mernda Station.
South Morang Station – Temporary car parking changes
To allow for works to complete the shared use path as part of the Mernda Rail Extension Project, up to 90 car spaces will be closed at any one time in South Morang Station's main car park off McDonalds Road from 4:00am Tuesday 2 October to 10:00pm Friday 30 November 2018.