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Mernda rail open for business

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.

26 Aug 2018

Mernda turns out to celebrate new rail line

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.

20 Aug 2018

Mernda takes a look back

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.

27 Jul 2018

All aboard at Mernda

All aboard at Mernda

Passenger trains will run to and from Mernda this August for the first time in almost 60 years.

22 Jul 2018

Mernda’s a first in skills

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.

09 Jul 2018

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 Jul 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 Jun 2018

Mernda Rail launches artefact exhibition

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.

23 May 2018

Digging the past – History on show in South Morang

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.

09 May 2018

All hands on deck at Mernda!

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.

08 May 2018

Mernda Rail partnership sows social benefit seed

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.

08 May 2018

Test trains to Mernda running by the end of September

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.

03 Apr 2018

On track at South Morang!

On track at South Morang!

Our first rail delivery train pulled into South Morang Station over the weekend.

08 Mar 2018

Mernda rail: reduce, reuse, recycle

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.

07 Mar 2018

Hundreds flock to Open Day at 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.

14 Jul 2017

Meet the Mernda Community Reference Group

Meet the Mernda Community Reference Group

Our CRG plays an important role in sharing information between local residents and the project team during construction.

15 Jun 2017

Archaeological dig underway in Mernda

Archaeological dig underway in Mernda

An archaeological dig started this month at Plenty Gorge Park, as part of the Mernda Rail Extension Project.

15 Jun 2017

Jobs hub for 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.

31 May 2017

Works have kicked off for Mernda

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.

24 Apr 2017

Three New Stations And Up To 3,000 Jobs On Mernda Rail

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!

15 Nov 2016

Mernda Rail design revealed and shortlist of bidders announced

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.

19 May 2016

Victorian Budget 2016/2017 announces upgrade of Hurstbridge Rail line and confirms funding for Mernda Rail

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.

27 Apr 2016

Mernda Rail project released to the market

Mernda Rail project released to the market

The Victorian Government has called for Expressions of Interest to design and construct the new rail line to Mernda.

28 Feb 2016

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