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PLANNING CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION
PLANNING CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION

With the first test train to arrive in Mernda in July 2018, 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 8,000 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 2,000 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. We will also create three new exciting community spaces.

The Mernda rail extension project means around 1,200 construction jobs and more than 1,800 jobs in other businesses and industries in the area.

Current Disruptions

Station Road and Schotters Road – Upgrade of intersections at Bridge Inn Road

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Road; Pedestrian; Bus

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Affected suburbs

Description

From Tuesday 24 April to late July 2018, we will complete the next stage of the Bridge Inn Road widening works and upgrade the Station Road and Schotters Road intersections. We will also install traffic lights at the Schotters Road intersection.

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Bridge Inn Road, Mernda – Overnight closures

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Road; Pedestrian; Bus

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Affected suburbs

Description

While works take place on the Mernda Rail Extension Project, there will be overnight closures of Bridge Inn Road between Plenty Road and Bassetts Road in Mernda from 9:00pm to 6:00am nightly from Tuesday 24 July to Saturday 28 July 2018.

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Williamsons Road (east) closures

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Road; Pedestrian

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Affected suburbs

Description

Temporary closures of Williamsons Road (east) and pedestrian path will occur from Monday 16 July until early August 2018.

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McArthurs Road, South Morang – Lane closure

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Road; Pedestrian

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Affected suburbs

Description

While we safely construct a new shared use walking and cycling path, the the westbound lane of McArthurs Road will be closed between Plenty Road and Buttress Crescent in South Morang from Monday 16 July to Thursday 26 July 2018.

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The Parkway closure

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Road; Pedestrian

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Affected suburbs

Description

The Parkway will have temporary closures between Barmah Drive/Rippon Lea Parade and Riverdale Boulevard from Saturday 21 July to Saturday 28 July 2018.

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Featured News

Test train runs to Mernda today

Test train runs to Mernda today

The first test train has pulled into the new Mernda Station today, around 60 years since the last train ran along the former Whittlesea line.

02/07/2018

Test train on track to Mernda in July

Test train on track to Mernda in July

A train will arrive in Mernda for the first time in nearly 60 years next month, as the first test train makes its way up

21/06/2018

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Publications

Mernda train stabling yard

The extension of the South Morang line to Mernda, and the addition of three new stations means a facility to park up to eight trains is required at the end of the rail line.

Mernda Rail Project: Community update June 2018

Construction of the eight kilometres of new rail is six months ahead of schedule.

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