The Mernda Rail Extension opened in August 2018. The South Morang line was extended to Mernda to cater for the significant population growth in Melbourne’s north. The project included installation of eight kilometres of new rail line and three new stations:
- Mernda Station on Bridge Inn Road in Mernda
- Hawkstowe Station on Hawkstowe Parade in South Morang
- Middle Gorge Station on Williamsons Road in South Morang
Also a stabling yard that houses up to eight trains in the new facility.