Mernda railway station

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Mernda
Commuter rail station
Mernda Railway Station.jpg
LocationMernda, Victoria
Australia
Coordinates37°35′58″S 145°6′5″E / 37.59944°S 145.10139°E / -37.59944; 145.10139Coordinates: 37°35′58″S 145°6′5″E / 37.59944°S 145.10139°E / -37.59944; 145.10139
Owned byVicTrack
Operated byMetro Trains
Line(s)Mernda
Platforms2 (1 island)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Parking1,000 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusPremium Station
Fare zone2
WebsitePublic Transport Victoria
History
Opened23 December 1889 (1889-12-23)
Closed29 November 1959
Rebuilt26 August 2018
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Metro Trains   Following station
Mernda lineTerminus

Mernda railway station is a station on the Mernda line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the north-eastern Melbourne suburb of Mernda.

Mernda Railway Station during the Community Sneak Peek Day.

History[edit]

The station opened in December 1889 as South Yan Yean, being renamed Mernda in December 1913.[1]

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.[2] In February 2016, the government announced the station would reopen in 2019.[3]

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.[4] This extension opened 26 August 2018[5][6]

Platforms & services[edit]

Mernda has one island platform with two faces. It is served by Metro Trains' Mernda line services.[7]

Platform 1:

Platform 2:

Transport links[edit]

Dyson's Bus Services operate seven routes via Mernda station:

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
South Morang   Whittlesea line   Yan Yean
  List of closed railway stations in Melbourne  

References[edit]

  1. ^ McLean, Jack (November 1995). "Reservoir - Whittlesea: Signalling and Safeworking". Newsrail. Australian Railway Historical Society (Victorian Division). pp. 333–337.
  2. ^ "South Morang and Mernda Rail Alliance". South Morang and Mernda Rail Alliance. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  3. ^ Getting on with it: Mernda rail project released to market Premier of Victoria 28 February 2016
  4. ^ Mernda Rail Extension Public Transport Victoria
  5. ^ Meet Mernda, your new line. Public Transport Victoria
  6. ^ "Mernda". VICSIG. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  7. ^ "Mernda Line timetable". www.ptv.vic.gov.au.
  8. ^ Route 381 Mernda Station to Diamond Creek Station Public Transport Victoria
  9. ^ Route 382 Whittlesea - Northland SC via South Morang Station Public Transport Victoria
  10. ^ Route 385 Whittlesea-Mernda Station - Greensborough Public Transport Victoria
  11. ^ Route 386 Mernda Station - Bundoora RMIT via South Morang Public Transport Victoria
  12. ^ Route 387 Mernda Station - Bundoora RMIT via Hawkstowe Pde & South Morang Public Transport Victoria
  13. ^ Route 388 Mernda Station - Doreen - Mernda Station (Anti-clockwise) Public Transport Victoria
  14. ^ Route 389 Mernda Station - Doreen - Mernda Station (Clockwise) Public Transport Victoria

External links[edit]

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