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We're removing 10 more level crossings by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.

Your new Lilydale Station

25 May 2020

Your new Lilydale Station

The level crossing at Maroondah Highway is being removed by building a rail bridge over the road. A new elevated station will be built as part of the project.

More than 29,000 vehicles use the crossing each day where the boom gates can be down for 17 per cent of the morning peak, causing congestion and frustration for motorists.

At Lilydale, the station and bus interchange will be relocated to better integrate with the town centre. Walking and cycling connections will be improved between the shopping precinct, new station and the Lilydale–Warburton Trail.

The project will be complete in 2022 and will lay the groundwork for further line upgrades, including the duplication of sections of the Lilydale line and a potential new station between Mooroolbark and Lilydale.

Artist impression of Lilydale Station.

Lilydale Station from William Street East. A proposed unique take on the ‘clock tower’ featuring digital screens, references the historic importance of railway stations within an urban context. Artist's impressions only, subject to change.

Your new Lilydale Station precinct

Map of new Lilydale Station precinct.

Main entrance to Lilydale Station 

Main entrance to Lilydale Station.

Lilydale Station forecourt

Lilydale Station forecourt

Lilydale Station forecourt 

Lilydale Station forecourt.

Second entrance to Lilydale Station 

Second entrance to Lilydale Station.

Your new Lilydale Station precinct

Urban design

Lilydale is situated at the gateway to the Yarra Valley region. The new station design and architectural approach acknowledges past and present elements of the area. A key palette of softer and earthier tones will complement the low-rise and leafier characteristics of Lilydale.


The planting and landscaping plan will use indigenous species to connect with the local character.


We are referencing the agricultural and rural connection to Lilydale with Coldstream stone and metal cladding on the new station.

Informal gathering space

A new community space will be created under the rail bridge, as a result of community input.

Improved connections

We are maximising active transport connections for the Lilydale precinct including connecting the station to the Warburton Trail.

Lilydale Station concourse 

Lilydale Station concourse.

How we are engaging

We regularly meet with traders, local residents and community groups and will continue to provide frequent community updates throughout the project.

Community feedback has helped to determine how to use the new open space underneath the rail bridge at Mooroolbark.

If you have any questions, LXRP has a 24/7 hotline 1800 105 105 or email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au, where feedback can be provided directly.

  • Six station and shopping centre pop ups with over 2000 conversations
  • 10 doorknocks of local traders in both precincts
  • Four information sessions with over 600 attendees
  • Over 500 feedback forms received

*These figures are based on community engagement conducted up until January 2020.

Lilydale Station from William Street East 

Lilydale Station from William Street East.

Project timeline

Mid 2019
  • Community engagement, project planning, preferred designs identified
Late 2019
  • Design solutions finalised
Mid 2020
  • Detailed design progressed
  • Construction starts
  • Major construction works
  • Level crossings removed

Please note that the timeline above is subject to change.

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