The level crossings at Maroondah Highway, Lilydale and Manchester Road, Mooroolbark 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.
More than 53,000 vehicles traveled 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 Lilydale Station and surrounding precinct.
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
Lilydale Station – car park closures
The eastern and western car parks are currently closed until early 2022.
Ringwood Station – parking closure
Ringwood Station car park will temporarily close 15 car spaces due to train driver facilities relocation until early 2022.
Main Street, Lilydale – changed traffic conditions
The entry to the Main Road service lane in Lilydale is closed at the old bus interchange end until Tuesday 21 December 2021, and from Tuesday 11 January to Saturday 5 February 2022.
John Street, Lilydale – pedestrian access changes
The pedestrian footpath on the south side of John Street will be closed underneath the rail line from Tuesday 11 January to Friday 21 January 2022.
John Street, Lilydale – changed traffic conditions
There will be traffic management in place on John Street from Monday 14 February to Thursday 17 February.
Lilydale Line – buses replace trains
Buses will replace trains between Ringwood and Lilydale stations from 8.30pm Monday 14 February to last service Wednesday 16 February.
Mooroolbark and Lilydale station openings
Trains have returned to the Lilydale line, stopping at the new Lilydale and Mooroolbark stations.
Publications19 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.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.