Mernda rail open for business
The new eight-kilometre Mernda Rail Extension, complete with three new stations, opened for passengers today – around six months ahead of schedule.
Mernda turns out to celebrate new rail line
Thousands of excited locals and curious train enthusiasts descended upon South Morang and Mernda yesterday, for a ‘sneak peek’ at three new stations and to ride a shuttle train on the new Mernda line.
Mernda takes a look back
As work on the new Mernda rail line nears completion, the team has reflected in some of the more innovative practices in place on the project since work began in April last year.
All aboard at Mernda
Passenger trains will run to and from Mernda this August for the first time in almost 60 years.
Mernda’s a first in skills
The Mernda team has absolutely smashed their Major Projects Skills Guarantee (MPSG) target, with more than 63,000 hours of work delivered by apprentices, trainees or engineering cadets.
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.
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
Mernda Rail launches artefact exhibition
The Mernda Rail project was proud to support the launch of National Archaeology Week in Victoria, with the unveiling of Unearthed: A Shared Heritage artefact exhibition.
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.
All hands on deck at Mernda!
A construction blitz is set to get underway in Melbourne’s north as the $600 million Mernda Rail Extension project ramps up over winter.
Test trains to Mernda running by the end of September
Good news for Melbourne’s north with the first test trains running to Mernda by the end of September this year.
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.
Hundreds flock to Open Day at Mernda
Approximately 400 people braved the cold and windy conditions on Saturday 8 July to learn more about Mernda's history.
Meet the Mernda Community Reference Group
Our CRG plays an important role in sharing information between local residents and the project team during construction.
Archaeological dig underway in Mernda
An archaeological dig started this month at Plenty Gorge Park, as part of the Mernda Rail Extension Project.
Jobs hub for Mernda Rail Extension project
A dedicated Information and Jobs Hub for the Mernda Rail Extension project – built by indigenous construction company Barpa – opened today.
Works have kicked off for Mernda
Construction has kicked off on the brand new rail line to Mernda that will carry train services to one of Victoria's fastest growing areas for the very first time.
Three New Stations And Up To 3,000 Jobs On Mernda Rail
We are excited to announce that the $600 million Mernda rail extension will be built by John Holland, and will include a new Hawkstowe station in South Morang!
Mernda Rail design revealed and shortlist of bidders announced
The full reference design for Mernda Rail was unveiled today along with the names of the shortlisted construction companies.
Victorian Budget 2016/2017 announces upgrade of Hurstbridge Rail line and confirms funding for Mernda Rail
Today's State Budget has invested $140.2 million for the upgrade of the Hurstbridge Rail line to be delivered in 2019.