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

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Level crossing removed

The level crossings at Manchester Road, Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway, Lilydale were removed in November 2021 by building rail bridges over the roads.

Two new elevated stations were 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 travelled through these level crossings each day, where the boom gates were down for up to a quarter of the morning peak. There has been one collision and 5 near misses across these 2 sites in the past 10 years

Early works started in May 2020. In December 2020, we released final designs for the new Mooroolbark Station, surrounding precinct and multi-deck car park.

In November 2021, we removed both level crossings and opened the new Mooroolbark and Lilydale Stations to passengers.

The project will be complete in mid 2022.

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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

Works notice – Manchester Road late December works 2021

Works notice – Manchester Road landscaping and reinstatement works, December


Current disruptions

21 Aug 2020 1597932000 1656597540 to Jun 2022

Mooroolbark Station – car park closure

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The entire Mooroolbark Station car park will be closed until mid 2022.

07 Dec 2020 1607259600 1643633940 to Jan 2022

Mooroolbark Station – bus interchange and taxi rank changes

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The existing bus interchange at Mooroolbark Station is closed until early 2022.

17 Dec 2021 1639659660 1644929940 to 15 Feb 2022

Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – traffic changes

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LILYDALE LINE

Traffic changes on Manchester Road turning lanes into Brice Avenue until mid February 2022.

17 Jan 2022 1642338000 1644584340 to 11 Feb 2022

Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark – eastbound lane closures

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LILYDALE LINE

Sections of the eastbound lane on Brice Avenue will be closed between Monday 17 January to Friday 11 February.

17 Jan 2022 1642338000 1644584340 to 11 Feb 2022

Route 680 – Manchester Road, Mooroolbark bus stop relocation

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LILYDALE LINE

The bus stops servicing routes 680 and FlexiRide services will be relocated outside of the Red Earth Community Centre on Brice Avenue from Monday 17 January to Friday 11 February.

17 Jan 2022 1642338060 1644929940 to Feb 2022

Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark – lane closures

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LILYDALE LINE

There will be intermittent eastbound lane closures during the day and night from Monday 17 January until mid February 2022.

14 Feb 2022 1644757200 1645102740 to 17 Feb 2022

Manchester Road, Mooroolbark – changed traffic conditions

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LILYDALE LINE

Manchester Road will be reduced to a single lane in both directions, and speeds will be reduced to 40km/hour from Monday 14 February to Thursday 17 February.

14 Feb 2022 1644831000 1645016340 to 16 Feb 2022

Lilydale Line – buses replace trains

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LILYDALE LINE

Buses will replace trains between Ringwood and Lilydale stations from 8.30pm Monday 14 February to last service Wednesday 16 February.

News

Countdown continues: level crossings 48 and 49 gone for good

Countdown continues: level crossings 48 and 49 gone for good

19 Nov 2021
Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway rail bridges complete

Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway rail bridges complete

05 Nov 2021

Featured video

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Publications

Works notice – Manchester Road January and February 2022

19 Jan 2022

From Monday 14 February to Wednesday 16 February 2022, we will be working around the station precinct to complete station works, overhead wiring and landscaping.

Works notice – Maroondah Highway January and February 2022

19 Jan 2022

From Monday 14 February to Wednesday 16 February 2022, we will be working around the station precinct to complete station works, overhead wiring and landscaping.

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Manchester Road, Mooroolbark

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