The level crossings at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale are being removed by building rail bridges over the roads.
Two new elevated stations will be built at Lilydale and Mooroolbark as part of the project. A new multi-deck car park will also be built at Mooroolbark Station, which will contribute to doubling car parking to 900 spaces, making it easier for commuters to find a park.
More than 53,000 vehicles travel through these level crossings each day where the boom gates can be down for up to a quarter of the morning peak. There has been one collision and five near misses across these two sites in the past ten years
Early works started in May 2020 and major construction is now underway.
In December 2020, we released final designs for the new Mooroolbark Station, surrounding precinct and multi-deck car park.
Both level crossings will be gone by late 2021. For regular information about the progress of this project, sign up for email updates.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 85 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Current works notices
Mooroolbark Station – car park closure
The entire Mooroolbark Station car park will be closed until early 2022.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – eastern pedestrian crossing closure
The pedestrian crossing over the railway line to the east of Manchester Road (on the station side) will be closed from Monday 23 November 2020 to mid 2022.
Mooroolbark Station – bus interchange and taxi rank changes
The existing bus interchange at Mooroolbark Station is closed from Monday 7 December 2020 to early 2022.
Mooroolbark Station closure
Mooroolbark Station will close from 8.30pm Friday 16 July to Sunday 24 October.
Sherlock Road, Mooroolbark – changed traffic conditions
Sherlock Road will have intermittent stop/go traffic management in place between Friday 10 September to Monday 25 October.
Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark – east-bound lane closure
There will be an east-bound lane closure on Brice Avenue, between Manchester Road and George Street, Mooroolbark, from Friday 10 September to Monday 25 October.
Lilydale line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Lilydale line between Ringwood and Lilydale stations from 8.30pm Friday 10 September to last service Sunday 24 October.
Ringwood Station – car parking closures
Train driver facilities will be temporarily relocated to a section of the Ringwood Station car park from Friday 10 September to Sunday 24 October due to the Lilydale Station closure.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – lane closures
There will be lane closures on Manchester Road from Friday 17 September to Saturday 25 September and from Sunday 17 October to Monday 25 October.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – overnight level crossing closure
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark will be closed to vehicles between Brice Avenue and Winyard Drive from 9pm to 6am Thursday 23 September to Thursday 30 September.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – level crossing closure
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark will be closed to vehicles between Brice Avenue and Winyard Drive from 6am Monday 4 October to 9pm Sunday 17 October.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale boom gate removal
The boom gates at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale being removed.
Publications03 Sep 2021
This works alert provides an overview of our planned construction activities and changes to the way you will travel in the area in September and October from Monday 06 September 2021.01 Sep 2021
The new stations at Mooroolbark and Lilydale will open from Monday 25 October, and we’re looking forward to celebrating this milestone with the community.