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 overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Current works notices
Cardigan Road Reserve/Brushy Creek Trail, Mooroolbark – pedestrian and cyclist path detour
The pedestrian and cyclist path in Brush Park, Mooroolbark will be closed from May 2020 to 2022.
Red Earth Community Park, Mooroolbark – pedestrian and cyclist path detour
The pedestrian and cyclist path in the Red Earth Community Park will be closed from early May 2020 to 2022.
Brushy Creek Trail, Mooroolbark – pedestrian and cyclist path detour
A section of the Brushy Creek Trail, west of Manchester Road, Mooroolbark, will be closed from Friday 14 August 2020 to 2022.
Mooroolbark Station – car park closure
Mooroolbark Station car park will close from Friday 21 August to 2022. Accessible parking will be relocated to Station Street from Monday 26 October.
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.
Lilydale line – buses replace trains
Buses will replace trains between Ringwood and Lilydale from 10.30pm to last service each day from Monday 21 June to Thursday 24 June, and from Monday 28 June to Thursday 1 July.
Mooroolbark Station closure
Mooroolbark Station will close for four months from mid July 2021.
Belgrave and Lilydale lines – buses replace trains
Buses will replace trains on sections of the Belgrave and Lilydale lines throughout July.
Publications15 Jun 2021
This works alert provides an overview of current and upcoming changes planned on the Manchester Road level crossing removal project from the week commencing Monday 14 June 2021.07 Jun 2021
This works alert provides an overview of current and upcoming changes to the way you travel and the construction activities from the week commencing Monday 7 June 2021.
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark
Manchester Road, Mooroolbark level crossing removal community walks
Join us every third Monday of the month for a 25-minute site tour with the Manchester Road Level Crossing Removal Project team.