Articles Grimshaw to design three new stations for the Mernda Rail Extension

The Victorian Government has announced that it will build three state-of-the-art stations at Marymede, Mernda and Hawkstowe as part of the Mernda Rail Extension Project.

Grimshaw has been selected to design the new stations along the rail corridor and will work with John Holland who has been awarded the contract to construct the project. The Mernda Rail Extension project will connect thousands of residents to trains for the first time, providing approximately 8km of new duplicated rail line with South Morang station and Mernda, three rail bridges and two road underpasses.

Grimshaw Partner, Neil Stonell → said, “The Mernda Rail Extension is another important project in our portfolio of metropolitan station designs and we greatly support the commitment of the Victorian Government and the State Premier, Daniel Andrews, to the continuing investment in progressive public transport initiatives across the state. As the Premier has stated, this scheme will help to improve people’s lives, and connect one of Victoria’s fastest growing communities to employment, education and other vital opportunities.

Construction will begin in 2017, with trains due to be running on the new line by 2019.