Pedestrian Overpass To Be Included With Design For New Mernda Railway Station

Pedestrian Overpass To Be Included With Design For New Mernda Railway Station

Victoria Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio

$7.4 Million Boost For Mernda Rail Project

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government has added a pedestrian overpass to the design of the brand new Mernda railway station that will be built as part of the extension of the South Morang line.

“Pedestrian overpass at Mernda station has been made possible by our Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution, which is funding critical infrastructure in growing suburbs like Mernda, Doreen and South Morang.” Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio said.

“This project will connect thousands of people in Melbourne’s north to train services and I can’t wait to see construction start.”

 

Minister for Suburban Development Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that $7.4 Million from the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) fund will go towards a pedestrian overpass, which is being built as part of the Mernda Rail Project.

Pedestrian overpass will mean commuters can catch their train more quickly and avoid crossing busy Bridge Inn Road to get to the station.

“Pedestrian overpass will make it quicker, easier and safer to catch the train from the new Mernda Station.” Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green said.

“It means passengers won’t have to cross busy Bridge Inn Road to get to the platform, improving both safety and traffic flow.”

Construction will commence in the coming months, with a site office now established to house up to 150 project staff at 323 McDonalds Road, Epping.

Three new state-of-the-art stations will be built as part of the 8 km extension of the railway line at:

  • Marymede,
  • Hawkstowe,
  • Mernda.

Mernda Railway Station Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

These new stations will open to the public in 2019 and are expected to be used by around 8,000 commuters every day.

$588 Million State Government project will also deliver new train stabling north of Bridge Inn Road, walking and cycling paths between all stations, and up to 2,000 car parking spaces.

GAIC provides critical funding for infrastructure in Melbourne’s growing outer suburbs, ensuring health, education, public transport and other services grow as these communities do.

Andrews Government has established a new, annual process for the expenditure of GAIC funds a one-off contribution payable by landowners developing urban housing in:

  • Cardinia,
  • Casey,
  • Hume,
  • Melton,
  • Mitchell,
  • Whittlesea,
  • Wyndham Shires.