Transforming Travel

Cross River Rail is a new 10.2 kilometre rail line from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills, which includes 5.9 kilometres of twin tunnels under the Brisbane River and CBD. The project will unlock a bottleneck at the core of our transport network and it will transform the way we travel across the whole of South East Queensland.

Project Benefits

Project Benefits

Cross River Rail is a critical public transport infrastructure project which will improve our quality of life, help our economy keep growing, generate thousands of jobs, and activate urban development across the whole region.

Jobs & Contracts

Jobs & Contracts

Explore career opportunities working within the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority, as well as jobs and contract opportunities with our major contractors.



Cross River Rail has progressed from early works into major construction and is now well on its way to being delivered. The project is now active at more than a dozen worksites.

aerial view of a busy construction site


Whilst Cross River Rail will transform the way we travel across the whole of South East Queensland, right now it means changes to roads, footpaths and public transport services while we begin construction at multiple worksites around the city.



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Brisbane’s New Underground

The project will unlock a bottleneck at the core of our transport network and it will transform the way we travel across the whole of South East Queensland.

Brisbane’s New Underground

The project will unlock a bottleneck at the core of our transport network and it will transform the way we travel across the whole of South East Queensland.

Cross River Rail: Brisbane’s new underground

The new rail route will run from Dutton Park, through Exhibition Station and will reconnect to the existing network after Breakfast Creek.

The first underground station from the South is Boggo Road.

Next is Woolloongabba. This station will be located opposite The Gabba stadium.

Images show the proposed new Woolloongabba station entrance at night time; proposed green space around the station building; the inside of the station building has escalators leading down to the platforms.

An engineering animation shows that the station platform will be built several levels underground.

Underground, the tunnels will continue through the rock layer below the Brisbane River and arrive at a new Albert Street station.

Albert Street station is also built several levels under the ground. There are two entrances to this station; the main entrance will be on the corner of Albert and Mary Streets, and another entrance will be closer to Elizabeth Street and the Queen Street Mall.

Images show concepts for the proposed Albert Street including a large awning providing shade over the main southern entrance on Albert Street. A combination of lifts and escalators will help passengers get down to the station platforms, which are several levels below ground.

The rail line then continues underground through the CBD to a new Roma Street underground station.

Animations show the concept design for the station platform, as if you are arriving via a train at Roma Street. Concept images show a proposed plaza area with trees, shade, cafes and seating outside the ground-level station entrance. The new station will connect with existing bus and rail infrastructure at this location.

New residential and commercial opportunities could be developed above the new station, once it is completed. Designs for the new station entry show views looking through to the heritage-listed Station Building at Roma Street.

The rail line continues, with the tunnel surfacing at Normanby before travelling to the newly upgraded Exhibition Station. After Exhibition station, the rail line travels through Mayne Yard and joins with the existing rail network beyond Breakfast Creek.

A map shows the 10.2 kilometres of new track stretching through the city from Dutton Park to Exhibition station and into the existing northern rail lines.

Explore Cross River Rail's high-capacity stations

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Station Precincts

Each Cross River Rail high-capacity station is situated within key inner-city growth areas and will generate unique opportunities for urban renewal and development.

Precincts at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street, and Exhibition will be significantly revitalised, helping Brisbane to continue to evolve as a world-class city.

Albert Street Station Precinct

The first station to be built in Brisbane’s CBD in over 120 years, the new underground station at Albert Street will dramatically improve connectivity to the southern end of the CBD as well as providing close access to Elizabeth Street and the Queen Street Mall.

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Boggo Road Station Precinct

The station will integrate with existing public transport infrastructure to form part of South East Queensland’s second busiest public transport interchange. The new underground station at Boggo Road will stimulate growth of what is already a globally recognised health, science and education precinct.

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Exhibition Station Precinct

At Exhibition, an upgraded station located between the RNA Showgrounds and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, will provide year-round rail services to one of Brisbane’s fastest growing inner-city suburbs.

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Roma Street Station Precinct

With the addition of a new underground station, Roma Street will become our State’s most significant transport interchange, and generate opportunities for urban renewal of one of Brisbane’s most under-utilised inner city precincts.

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Woolloongabba Station Precinct

Just minutes from the CBD, the new Woolloongabba station will transform match day travel for fans attending events at The Gabba. It will also support new housing, offices and retail opportunities as well as new parks and open spaces.

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Cross River Rail Experience Centre

The Cross River Rail Experience Centre is a community engagement and education hub developed in partnership with Queensland Museum, providing detailed project information, digital engagement experiences and learning opportunities for visiting members of the public as well as school groups.

Experience Cross River Rail in 3D

Explore the project through our Virtual Reality headsets, interactive touchscreens, discovery table and immersive theatre.

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