Mernda railway station
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|Commuter rail station|
|Operated by||Metro Trains|
|Platforms||2 (1 island)|
|Website||Public Transport Victoria|
|Opened||23 December 1889|
|Closed||29 November 1959|
|Rebuilt||26 August 2018|
The station opened in December 1889 as South Yan Yean, being renamed Mernda in December 1913.
Mernda station operated until the closure of the line beyond Lalor station in 1959, following the electrification of the line as far as Lalor. Epping station was re-opened in the 1960s with the electrification of that section of the line. The remaining section of track from Epping to Whittlesea was dismantled in the 1970s, although the former right-of-way remained intact. All that can be seen of Mernda station now is the degraded platform, which is overgrown with exotic vegetation, including a Peppercorn tree. The station-master's house was believed to have been moved to the Findon Pony Club and still serves as their clubrooms.
Restoration of the railway to Mernda was identified as a goal in the Strategic Transportation Study undertaken by the City of Whittlesea in 2002.
The City of Whittlesea has forecast that the population in Mernda and Doreen will be 40,000 by that time. The South Morang and Mernda Rail Alliance, which was successful in lobbying the state government to fulfill its promise of reinstating the rail line to South Morang, then lobbied the government to commit to reinstating the line to Mernda. In February 2016, the government announced the station would reopen in 2019.
The Victorian State Government announced in its 2016–2017 budget funding to provide 8 km of duplicated track between South Morang and Mernda stations, a rebuilt station at Mernda with 1,000 car parking spaces, and an additional station to be built near Marymede Catholic College. This extension opened 26 August 2018
Platforms & services
Dyson's Bus Services operate seven routes via Mernda station:
- 381: Mernda station to Diamond Creek station
- 382: Whittlesea to Northland Shopping Centre
- 385: Whittlesea / Mernda station to Greensborough station
- 386: Mernda station to Bundoora RMIT
- 387: Mernda station to Bundoora RMIT
- 388: Mernda station loop (anti-clockwise)
- 389: Mernda station loop (clockwise)
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
|South Morang||Whittlesea line||Yan Yean|
|List of closed railway stations in Melbourne|
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- "South Morang and Mernda Rail Alliance". South Morang and Mernda Rail Alliance. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
- Getting on with it: Mernda rail project released to market Premier of Victoria 28 February 2016
- Mernda Rail Extension Public Transport Victoria
- Meet Mernda, your new line. Public Transport Victoria
- "Mernda". VICSIG. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
- "Mernda Line timetable". www.ptv.vic.gov.au.
- Route 381 Mernda Station to Diamond Creek Station Public Transport Victoria
- Route 382 Whittlesea - Northland SC via South Morang Station Public Transport Victoria
- Route 385 Whittlesea-Mernda Station - Greensborough Public Transport Victoria
- Route 386 Mernda Station - Bundoora RMIT via South Morang Public Transport Victoria
- Route 387 Mernda Station - Bundoora RMIT via Hawkstowe Pde & South Morang Public Transport Victoria
- Route 388 Mernda Station - Doreen - Mernda Station (Anti-clockwise) Public Transport Victoria
- Route 389 Mernda Station - Doreen - Mernda Station (Clockwise) Public Transport Victoria