SOUTH MORANG AND MERNDA RAIL ALLIANCE

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 MERNDA RAIL IS HERE

STATION OPENED 26TH AUGUST 2018.

The Level Crossing Removal Authority held an open day on Sunday 19th August and thousands attended for a free ride between Mernda and South Morang stations, stopping off at Hawkstowe and Marymede stations on the way.  Entertainment and free food was available supplied by many local entertainers and businesses. 

Sunday 26/08/2018, the first official train left the city to travel to Mernda arriving around 3am in the morning.  there were around 1000 people attending to see this historical event.  Many then boarded this train to be on the  first official train out of Mernda.

MERNDA RAIL EXTENSION IS OPEN

Keep a look out for photos on this page, we are still working on gathering the photos.

Enjoy the many photos of the opening day on 26/08/2018, and the open day on 19/08/2018.

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS OF THE MERNDA RAIL EXTENSION

On this page there are hundreds of timeline photos from the very start of construction to the finish of the construction of the three stations.  The LXRA has also allowed us to show 3 youtube videos of the construction at the 3 stations, and you can access them on this page.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS & PLANNING PHOTOS.

On 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 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.