The Victorian Government has built three state-of-the-art stations as part of the Mernda Rail Extension Project.
The premium station at Mernda will integrate with the future Mernda Town Centre, providing easy access to shopping, entertainment, cafés, restaurants, a library, health and fitness facilities, bus services and the station’s two car park areas.
Mernda station is a fully integrated transport hub, servicing the 5,000 passengers boarding trains each day.
Inspired by the shape of an Australian rural homestead, the station’s sloping roofline provides a landmark for Mernda.
Arriving at the station
The station forecourt and main entry is on the south side of Bridge Inn Road, beneath the station platform, providing direct access from a walking and cycling path, bus interchange, kiss-and-ride/ taxi drop-off and car parks.
A second entry, on the north side of Bridge Inn Road, offers stairs and a lift so passengers don’t have to cross Bridge Inn Road.
Access to the platforms is via stairs and three generous-sized glass-walled lifts, equipped with their own back-up power source.
Getting to and from the station
The station precinct design allows for easy access to the station by car, bike, bus, taxi and on foot.
The station was designed to be comfortably accessed by everyone – including the elderly, people travelling with children and people with disability.
The station concourse and forecourt will have a direct connection to the future Mernda Town Centre.
The design uses the underside of the station platform to create a large sheltered public space that also marks the entry to the station.
The station connects with a modern and accessible transport hub consisting of a bus interchange to the east of the forecourt, along with kiss-and-ride drop-off facilities and spaces for taxis.
All of this is conveniently located close to waiting areas and the main concourse for easy movement around the station.
The station’s open car park layout maintains safety for passengers who drive to the station. The car park includes:
- 1000 park-and-ride spaces
- 20 accessible spaces.
The platform area provides a large, naturally lit space with a skylight that runs the full length of the roof canopy. Large portions of the sloping canopy provide a panoramic view out at eye level.
The station canopy covers a significant portion of the platform, protecting passengers from the weather.
Lighting and CCTV in the car park and station precinct helps maintain safety, as does the presence of Protective Services Officers. As a premium station, Mernda is staffed from first train to last.
Sustainable building materials
The station buildings and landscape includes walls featuring rock sourced from the project site, along with naturally-weathering steel.
The walking and cycling path connects cyclists directly to the station’s bike storage area near the main entry.
To view the brochure, download the Mernda Station Precinct PDF PDF, 14.3 MB
Check out our interactive design video for Mernda Station