With the first test trains set to be running by the end of September 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.
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.
Station Road and Schotters Road – Upgrade of intersections at Bridge Inn Road
Road; Pedestrian; Bus
From Tuesday 24 April to mid-June 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.View details
Plenty Road lane closure
To safely complete works under Plenty Road, we will be closing the outer southbound lane on Plenty Road in South Morang near Gordons Road and sections of the northbound lanes near The Lakes Boulevard.View details
McArthurs Road lane closure
Road; Pedestrian; Bus
We will be closing the McArthurs Road between Poppy Drive and Plenty Road in South Morang from Tuesday 15 May until Saturday 2 June 2018 to safely complete intersection upgrades.View details
Unearthed: A Shared Heritage – Launch of National Archaeology Week
Come and see the artefacts from last year’s dig in Plenty Gorge Park at our National Archaeology Week launch event.View details
Unearthed: A Shared Heritage – Family open day
Come along to our Family Open Day to check out the fascinating finds from last year's Old Bridge Inn dig and hear from archaeologists.View details
Digging the past – History on show in South Morang
Mernda Rail and the City of Whittlesea have exciting news for Whittlesea amateur historians who will be able to view artefacts from Plenty Valley’s history in May and June this year.
Mernda Rail partnership sows social benefit seed
More than 100,000 Australian native plants will be planted in and around Mernda, with the signing of a major replanting contract with Yarra View Nursery.
The Mernda Rail Extension is running ahead of schedule, and the Victorian Government has announced that test trains will run to Mernda by the end of September 2018.
Using the relaxed feel of a homestead verandah as its inspiration, the design places the station building into a lively public area that will directly connect with the school and surrounding homes.
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