I am wishing to raise the awareness of the Yarra Valley Residents, the fokes of Melbourne and in fact all foke Nationally and Internationally, that have an interest in rail to the following.
1. Currently the Victorian Level Crossing Removal Authority are reviewing level crossing across the state.
One that certainly is on their list is the Rail line crossing Maroondah Highway in Lilydale, Victoria, Australia.
2. This rail line from Melbourne crosses from the south side of Maroondah Highway. and terminate on the northern side at the Lilydale Railway station
So this leaves the Level Crossing Removal Authority with three main options
a. leave the crossing unchanged, (unlikely)
b. design an under or over pass for the rail line to cross the highway (unlikely over, and doubt under will come back up in the distance to meet the old station platform. It may need a new platform further Nth of the existing old station. Or maybe go with an underground station, and continue the line in a cutting north under Beresford rd, on the way to Coldstream Station (to be reactivated as part of the Lilydale to Healesville rail line revival proposal.
c. Abandon the crossing and build a NEW LILYDALE station further south along or adjacent to the existing Rail line.
If this happens we will never get the metropolitan rail back to the Yarra Valley. And that will be a wrong !!
Anyways that the start of it. So keep watching the site and other media as I raise the question with Government, Council and the people, of what will happen to this crossing and the potential to get the MetroRail from Melbourne all the way back Coldstream, Yarra Glen and up to Healesville, Victoria, Australia, within the next 5 years.