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