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Mernda Rail Extension

Creating capacity from Melbourne’s South Morang to Mernda

  • 8KM

    Rail Track Extension

  • 8000

    Additional Passenger Capacity

  • 3

    New Stations

  • Melbourne, Victoria

    Melbourne, Victoria

Creating capacity for 8000 new passengers daily—an 8km extension on Melbourne’s Mernda rail line with three new stations

Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, has a growing population. With an increasing demand for public transport, the Government of Victoria extended the Mernda rail line by eight kilometres and built three new stations in Middle Gorge, Hawkstone, and Mernda—catering for 8000 new passengers a day.

Our transportation team provided a range of specialist services including transport modelling, planning, engineering, and design. Our multidisciplinary team contributed to the operation and design of major road intersections, Mernda bus interchange, and a shared path along the rail corridor, increasing accessibility and providing further-reaching travel options to the growing community.

Delivered in a peri-urban environment, on the city periphery, meant our team needed to engage several stakeholders to ensure a smooth delivery while navigating competing priorities—and still delivered six months ahead of schedule.

The Mernda line rail extension and the new stations deliver a more extensive, reliable, and enjoyable transit experience for our North Melbourne commuters.

Meet Our Team

Will Fooks, Sector Leader, Urban Places Australia

I exercise sound judgement to lead in a way that is responsive and cognisant of each project’s operational and human context.
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Will Fooks

Sector Leader, Urban Places Australia

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