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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 Maroondah Highway, Lilydale and Manchester Road, Mooroolbark 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 Lilydale Station and surrounding precinct.

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

Works notice – Marondah Highway, Lilydale August works

Works notice – bridge structural works and rail signalling, Maroondah Highway, Lilydale

Works notice – upcoming construction blitz at Maroondah Highway, Lilydale

Works notice – Maroondah Highway, Lilydale, late July works

Current disruptions

28 Sep 2020 1601215200 1672491540 to Dec 2022

Lilydale Station – car park closures

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The western commuter car park at Lilydale Station will close from Monday 28 September 2020 until 2022. Up to 100 car spaces will be closed in the eastern car park from Saturday 10 July to Friday 10 September 2021.

Oct 2020 1602680400 1656683940 to Jul 2022

William Street East, Lilydale – car park closure

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

Car parking will be removed from William Street East, by Lilydale High School from mid October 2020 to early 2022.

25 Nov 2020 1606222800 1669899540 to Dec 2022

John Street, Lilydale – pedestrian crossing relocation

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

The pedestrian crossing near the roundabout on John Street will be relocated from Wednesday 25 November 2020 to the end of 2022.

30 Nov 2020 1606654800 1672491540 to Dec 2022

John Street, Lilydale – footpath closure

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LILYDALE LINE

The northern pedestrian footpath underneath the John Street, Lilydale rail bridge will be closed from Monday 30 November 2020 to late 2022.

01 Jan 2021 1609419600 1641041940 to Jan 2022

William Street East and West, Lilydale – changed traffic conditions

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

Changed traffic conditions will be in place at William Street East and West, Lilydale from January 2021 to 2022.

31 Jul 2021 1627653600 1631269800 to 10 Sep 2021

Maroondah Highway, Lilydale – lane closure

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LILYDALE LINE

Maroondah Highway is reduced to a single traffic lane across the level crossing until Friday 10 September 2021.

06 Aug 2021 1628245800 1628431140 to 08 Aug 2021

Lilydale lines – buses replace trains

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BELGRAVE-LILYDALE

Buses replace trains between Ringwood and Lilydale stations from 8.30pm Friday 6 August to last service Sunday 8 August.

10 Sep 2021 1631196000 1635008400 to 24 Oct 2021

Lilydale line – buses replace trains

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Buses replace trains on the Lilydale line between Ringwood and Lilydale stations from 8.30pm Friday 10 September to last service Sunday 24 October.

11 Sep 2021 1631282400 1634994000 to 24 Oct 2021

Lilydale Station closure

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LILYDALE LINE

Lilydale Station will close from Saturday 11 September to Sunday 24 October.

News

45 day construction blitz to see boom gates gone in Mooroolbark and Lilydale by Christmas

45 day construction blitz to see boom gates gone in Mooroolbark and Lilydale by Christmas

01 Jul 2021
Australian-made station buildings taking shape for Mooroolbark and Lilydale

Australian-made station buildings taking shape for Mooroolbark and Lilydale

24 May 2021

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Publications

Works notice – Maroondah Highway, Lilydale early August works

28 Jul 2021

This works notice provides an overview of our planned construction activities and changes to the way you will travel in the area in the week commencing Monday 2 August 2021.

Works notice – Bridge structural works and rail signalling, Maroondah Highway, Lilydale

21 Jul 2021

This works alert provides an overview of our planned construction activities and changes to the way you will travel in the area from Monday 26 July 2021.

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Maroondah Highway, Lilydale

Current events

Maroondah Highway, Lilydale level crossing removal community walks

Join us every third Monday of the month for a 25-minute site tour with the Maroondah Highway Level Crossing Removal Project team.

15 Mar 2021

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