The new Mernda Rail line extends Melbourne's train network into the city's fast growing outer Northeastern suburbs, giving locals a faster, traffic-free journey into town.
Melbourne's northeastern suburbs, one of Australia's fastest growing regions, has long lacked the efficient public transport options you would expect in an international city of its size. This forced residents to commute into the city via increasingly clogged roads or infrequent bus services.
Beca worked alongside the Victorian Government's Level Crossing Removal Authority, Metro Trains Melbourne, KBR and John Holland; so residents in Melbourne's north can now enjoy a fast, regular train service to and from Melbourne CBD.
Completed over 18 months, the extension of the existing metropolitan railway network from South Morang to Mernda involved constructing 8 km of new track, four grade separations, three new railway stations (at Middle Gorge, Hawkstowe and Mernda) and a train stabling yard.
Harnessing our expertise in building services and civil engineering, Beca played an integral role getting this long-awaited infrastructure project off the ground. This included designing the railway stations, carpark layouts, rail-under-road grade separations and train stabling yard.
Not only will the Mernda Rail line make everyday better for local residents who'll no longer face daily traffic jams, it will also improve community amenity by taking significant numbers of cars off the road. It’s expected to serve over 8,000 commuters daily, with 982 weekly train services to Melbourne CBD.