2009, we won the battle for the South Morang railway extension
and began the fight for Mernda in November that year, the 50th
anniversary of the closure of Whittlesea Line. With no plan to
build to Mernda at any time in the future and by either party
and tens of thousands of people moving in, the community had to
stand up itself. After we thwarted the asphalting of the rail
reservation for a 'busway',
the government announced 2032 as the date for Mernda Station.
Many meetings, letters and petitions later, both major parties
committed to building to Mernda by 2018/19.
To see this sign makes us overjoyed, and it should make all of
you happy too - after all, it was our community fight and
refusal to back down that forced the politicians to make this
extension happen. Thanks for all of your support, Mernda Rail is
Notices have been delivered to mailboxes announcing
that from Mid January 2017, we can expect to see workers out and
about across the planned rail corridor between South Morang and
Community consultation forums have been held and
some pictures are on the Consultations page.
Here is the
latest news, including the latest maps and pictures of the
COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS &
this page you can see some information about the community
consultations, and the final images of stations.
MERNDA RAIL EXTENSION
On this page you will see the history of the campaign to have
the rail line extended from South Morang to Mernda.
HISTORY MADE AS SOUTH MORANG
STATION IS OPEN
The new South Morang Station is open, view the pictures of the
first train into South Morang driven by SMMRA member Robert
Aquilina. Transport Minister Terry Mulder opens the station
and members of SMMRA are there to ride the first train.
South Morang Rail extension
Discover the history of the campaign to have the rail line
extended from Epping to South Morang. Included here are a few
Youtube videos that show the construction of the variousl
elements of the extension. This includes video of the
whole project, different concrete pours, and the Thomastown
station crossover being built.
Alliance contact details and member
Check out this link to find out who the office bearers are for
the Aliance and for links to the organisations that make up
CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE PHOTOS OF THE WHITTLESEA RAIL LINE, TRAINS,
Have a look at very old photos of trains, stations and
other historical images.