Terms of use Privacy About us Media Contact

Author Topic: Mernda rail extension  (Read 2085 times)

Offline ozbob

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 96340
    • RAIL Back On Track
Mernda rail extension
« on: August 18, 2014, 03:43:16 AM »
Melbourne Age --> Mernda rail extension plans on the drawboard

Quote
Plans for a new rail line in Melbourne’s booming outer north are quietly being drawn up by the Napthine government, just three months out from a state election in which transport issues are tipped to swing many votes.

The plans, which are at a very early stage, involve extending the South Morang rail eight kilometres north to Mernda on Melbourne’s suburban fringe. Fairfax Media understands potential locations for three new stations are being assessed, as well as whether land owned by government corporation VicTrack could be sold to developers to offset the construction costs.

Planners with state authority Public Transport Victoria have consulted with planning officers at the City of Whittlesea about the proposal. The terminus for the new line would likely be built next to the planned Mernda town centre, a grassy paddock that will eventually become a commercial hub for tens of thousands of people ...

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/mernda-rail-extension-plans-on-the-drawboard-20140817-104mak.html
Half baked projects, have long term consequences ...
Ozbob's Gallery Forum   Facebook  Twitter

Offline ozbob

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 96340
    • RAIL Back On Track
Re: Mernda rail extension
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 03:44:45 AM »
City of Whittlesea --> Completing the heavy rail extension to Mernda
Half baked projects, have long term consequences ...
Ozbob's Gallery Forum   Facebook  Twitter

Offline ozbob

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 96340
    • RAIL Back On Track
Re: Mernda rail extension
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 02:36:36 AM »
Leader --> Deputy Premier commits to June 2019 for Mernda train arrival - community consultation imminent

Quote

RESIDENTS will be able to board a train in Mernda in four years time.

Deputy Premier James Merlino and Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green met with the Whittlesea Leader exclusively in Mernda on Thursday to dispel news that the Mernda rail project had divided the State Government.

Both agreed there was no confusion within the government surrounding the project and it’s timeline and that the extension would be delivered by 2019 as promised prior to the state election last year.

“There was no confusion in my mind,” Ms Green said.

“No absolutely not,” Mr Merlino said.

On Tuesday, Leader of the opposition Matthew Guy said the State Government was all talk and no action.
State Opposition leader, Matthew Guy, says the Andrews Government is all talk and no acti

State Opposition leader, Matthew Guy, says the Andrews Government is all talk and no action. Picture: Jay Town Source: News Corp Australia

“I’ve seen commentary this morning about the Transport Minister and the Member for Yan Yean disagreeing yet again on dates around Mernda rail,” he said.

“What was promised to the people of Yan Yean is now something fundamentally different to what’s being delivered.

“Labor promised faithfully to get on with building Mernda rail and they promised faithfully that they would get on and build it straight away.”

Mr Merlino said the Mernda rail project will be rolled out the same as the South Morang rail was.

“The first budget is about getting the planning right, making sure everything is ready to go and in following budgets deliver the project in terms of construction,” he said.

“The commitment is the 2018/19 financial year but if we can deliver it earlier we will.”

When asked if ‘deliver’ meant being able to board a train in Mernda Mr Merlino said, “Yes absolutely.”

Ms Green said community consultation would begin in a few weeks.

“There will be consultation about the in and out roads, the bus interchange,” she said.

“The second station between here and South Morang that will either be at Hawkstowe Parade or Marymede, there will be community consultation about that.

“Whether there will be tunnelling under Plenty Rd for example, the Parkway and Hawkstowe Pde or whether it will be an overpass.”

Community consultation will also discuss the station design.

“Whether the station is dropped below like South Morang, whether there’ll be decking above, and buildings above, car parking, offices,” Ms Green said.

Ms Green said Transport Minister Jacinta Allan would visit the region soon to update the community on the next steps of the project.

“I’ve had the conversation only yesterday (Wednesday) with her office and I’ve also had detailed conversations with very senior people in the department and I look forward to meeting the project director very soon as well,” she said.

Ms Allan has been contacted for comment.
Half baked projects, have long term consequences ...
Ozbob's Gallery Forum   Facebook  Twitter

 

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 


“You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system.” -- Erol Ozan