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After the Mernda Rail Extension was announced, there were several community consultations held in multiple locations to enable as many as possible to see plans and to comment on them.
Mapbelow top shows from Sth Morang station to Gordons road where the plan is to go under the road with all other sections at ground level.
Next Map shows Hawkstowe station location but showing rail could be under or over the road.
Next Map shows after Hawkstowe station that the rail goes above the waterways and then rail at ground level.
Last map shows ground level rail up to Mernda station and can be either under or over Bridge Inn Road.
The endangered Matted Flax Lily is found along
the rail corridor from South Morang to Mernda.
Plants have now been identified and flagged to
prevent any damage. The plants will be moved
to a new location, just like they were for the
South Morang rail project. The site in this picture
is adjacent to the Marymede College oval.
And today there are works beginning at
Mernda Station too! Thanks to Page member
Eranga Jayasundera for his picture
The works depot for the extension is now being set up near South Morang Station on McDonalds Rd. Thanks to Page member Chris Atkins for sending in the photo!
Work has begun at Marymede Station with surveyors pegs being set out at the site. The State Government promised works to begin in early 2017 and they have stayed true to their word; thanks to the Page member who sent in this photograph, keep your eyes peeled and we'll post your photos up of construction as they occur
Next came the design drawings of which there are several.
First drawing is the approach to Gordon's road.
Next is the drawing of Hawkestowe proposed station.
Next drawing is of the rail over the Parkway.
Next drawing is of the approach to Mernda station.
Next drawing is of Mernda station if going under Bridge Inn Road.
Next drawing is of the stabling yards and car park adjacent to SES and CFA
Following these meetings new designs were produced and these appear on the maps page.
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