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Mernda train stabling yard

Fact sheets and Brochures

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

Community Updates

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

Mernda Rail Project Construction Update - May 2018

Community Updates

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.

Mernda Rail Project: Hawkstowe Station Precinct

Fact sheets and Brochures

Integrating with the natural surrounds and nearby residential areas, the station will provide views over Plenty Gorge Park from the platform while protecting the privacy of nearby homes.

Mernda Rail Project factsheet: Managing rail noise

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We have worked hard to reduce the level of noise from trains and moved and lowered tracks to keep them further away from homes.

Mernda Rail Project: Mernda Station Precinct

Fact sheets and Brochures

Mernda station will be a fully integrated transport hub, servicing the 5000 passengers expected to board trains each day.

Mernda Rail Project: Middle Gorge Station Precinct

Fact sheets and Brochures

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.

Mernda Rail Project factsheet: Vegetation Management

Fact sheets and Brochures

The Mernda Rail Extension Project follows the old Whittlesea rail corridor which was closed in 1959 and reclaimed by vegetation and wildlife.

Mernda Rail Project factsheet: Rail corridor power upgrades

Fact sheets and Brochures

As part of the Mernda Rail Extension Project, overhead wiring structures and new electrical substations will be installed to operate trains, signals and communication equipment.

Mernda Rail Project factsheet: Managing construction impacts

Fact sheets and Brochures

A key priority and challenge for the construction process is managing and mitigating construction impacts to the local communities near the project area.

Mernda Rail Project factsheet: Sustainablity

Fact sheets and Brochures

The Mernda Rail Extension Project has incorporated sustainability into every aspect of the design, construction and future operation of the new rail line.

Mernda Rail Project factsheet: Looking out for local wildlife

Fact sheets and Brochures

The Mernda Rail Extension Project is committed to minimising and managing impacts to local wildlife and habitats as we deliver this project.

Mernda Rail Project factsheet: Construction noise and vibration management

Fact sheets and Brochures

The Mernda Rail Extension Project is committed to reducing construction noise and vibration where possible while we extend the South Morang line to Mernda.

Mernda construction update - December to February

We have a big year ahead as construction of the Mernda Rail Extension continues. In this update we take a look at the next stage of work as we start to lay rail tracks along the corridor.

Mernda Rail Project Community Update – October 2017

Community Updates

Opening in 2019, the Mernda Rail Extension will help connect Melbourne’s north to work, study and entertainment.

Mernda Rail Project Construction Update – October 2017

Community Updates

Over the past few months we have undertaken piling works, built bridge columns, started installing sections of the elevated rail, and completed the first stage of the Plenty Road rail underpass.

Mernda Rail Project Construction Update – August 2017

Community Updates

Over the last few months on the Mernda Rail Extension Project we have established site offices, completed initial works, moved essential utility services, and started foundation works.

Mernda Rail Project community relations charter

Policies

The Mernda Rail Extension project is committed to engaging the local community in constructive and cooperative dialogue based on mutual trust and respect.

Mernda Rail Project Construction Update – May 2017

Community Updates

We’ve been finalising the project's designs, seeking approvals, relocating protected vegetation, undertaking site investigations and engaging with the community about landscaping and urban design.

Mernda Rail Extension Project Area Designation

Other

On 30 March 2017, the Minister for Planning designated the project area under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009.

Mernda Rail Project environment protection and biodiversity conservation policy

Policies

We’ve assessed the potential environmental impacts of the Mernda Rail Extension Project, and outlined how these impacts will be mitigated and managed.

Mernda Rail Project sustainability policy

Policies

Sustainable procurement drives positive economic and community outcomes, while providing a benefit to the environment through reduced resource usage and greenhouse gas emissions.

Mernda Rail Project Factsheet: Environment

Fact sheets and Brochures

The Mernda Rail Extension Project has undertaken comprehensive investigations to understand the local environment so we can provide opportunities to avoid or reduce any potential project impacts.

Mernda Rail Project Factsheet: Community engagement

Fact sheets and Brochures

Find out about the Mernda Rail Extension Project community engagement process.

Mernda Rail Project Factsheet: Geotechnical investigations

Fact sheets and Brochures

To develop a robust design and inform the planning process, geotechnical drilling investigations were undertaken at approximately 130 locations along the proposed rail corridor.

Mernda Rail Project Factsheet: What we've heard

Fact sheets and Brochures

This fact sheet provides a summary of what the project team has heard so far from the community.

Mernda Rail Project Factsheet: Road and rail design solutions

Fact sheets and Brochures

Extensive community consultation, geotechnical investigations, environmental studies and other technical surveys were undertaken to help inform the design of the Mernda Rail Extension Project.

Mernda Rail Project Community Update – May 2016

Community Updates

While the project has done significant work on the Mernda Rail design, we will also be engaging with the industry to finalise a more detailed design of the project.

Mernda Rail Project Community Update – February 2016

Community Updates

The Victorian Government is committed to extending the South Morang train line to Mernda to cater for the significant population growth in Melbourne's north.

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