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Level crossing removed

The level crossings at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale are being removed by building rail bridges over the road.

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 have been 13 crashes in the past 10 years, resulting in one fatal incident.

Early works started in May 2020, with major construction to begin in late 2020.

Both level crossings will be gone in 2022.

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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

Current disruptions

May 2020 1588255200 1641041940 to Jan 2022

Red Earth Community Park, Mooroolbark – pedestrian and cyclist path detour

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The pedestrian and cyclist path in the Red Earth Community Park will be closed from early May 2020 until 2022.

06 May 2020 1588687200 1591019940 to Jun 2020

Lilydale Station – car park closures


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There will be some parking space closures in the Lilydale Station car park from Wednesday 6 May to early June, due to piling works.


Your new Mooroolbark and Lilydale station precincts

Your new Mooroolbark and Lilydale station precincts

27 May 2020
Early works begin on Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway level crossing removals

Early works begin on Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway level crossing removals

08 May 2020

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Your new Mooroolbark Station

25 May 2020

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

Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway – trees and vegetation

27 Apr 2020

To minimise impacts on vegetation and maximise tree retention on the Manchester and Maroondah project, our construction and design teams are working through the plans with a team of specialists.


Manchester Road, Mooroolbark

Current events

Mooroolbark and Lilydale community information sessions – cancelled

Based on current health advice our upcoming Mooroolbark and Lilydale community info sessions have been cancelled. There are a number of ways you can still engage with us. Find out more here.

21 Mar 2020

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