At the end of July, Premier Daniel Andrews announced another 10 dangerous and congested level crossings to be removed by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.
This includes Coolstore Rd in Croydon, as well as the remaining crossings on the Lilydale line, making the Lilydale line level crossing free, allowing more trains to run on the network, more often, without frustrating boom gate delays.
The announcement included crossings being removed along the Lilydale, Belgrave, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston, Sunbury and Mernda lines, allowing for improved safety, reducing congestion and creating 4000 new jobs.
Crossings will be removed at Coolstore Rd Croydon, Dublin Rd Ringwood East, Cave Hill Rd Lilydale and Bedford Rd Ringwood, as well as 5 new/upgraded train stations, including at Croydon and Ringwood East.
For more information on the crossing removals, visit https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/media/news/10-more-level-crossings-to-go-by-2025