SOUTH MORANG AND MERNDA RAIL ALLIANCE

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 MERNDA RAIL IS UNDERWAY.

 

 

In 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 coming

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 Mernda.

Community consultation forums have been held and some pictures are on the Consultations page.

 LATEST NEWS

Here is the latest news, including the latest maps and pictures of the project.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS.

On this page you can see some information about the community consultations.

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 organisations

Check out this link to find out who the office bearers are for the Aliance and for links to the organisations that make up the Alliance.

Historical Photos  CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE PHOTOS OF THE WHITTLESEA RAIL LINE, TRAINS, STATIONS ETC.

Have a look at very old photos of trains, stations and other historical images.