More trains, more often

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.

By unlocking the bottleneck at the core of the transport network, Cross River Rail will allow more trains to run more often to enable a turn-up-and-go transport system for the whole of South East Queensland.

Cross River Rail will deliver four new underground stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street and Roma Street.

It will also deliver upgrades to eight above-ground stations including: Salisbury, Rocklea, Moorooka, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, Fairfield, Dutton Park, and Exhibition.

Concept image of the Woolloongabba station entry.

Brisbane’s New Underground

By unlocking the bottleneck at the core of the transport network, Cross River Rail will allow more trains to run more often to enable a turn-up-and-go transport system for the whole of South East Queensland.

Brisbane’s New Underground

By unlocking the bottleneck at the core of the transport network, Cross River Rail will allow more trains to run more often to enable a turn-up-and-go transport system for 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 reconnects with the existing rail network after Breakfast Creek.

Approaching from the south, the first underground station is Boggo Road.

Next is Woolloongabba. This station will be located between the Pacific Motorway onramp and 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 stories underground.

The tunnels will continue underground, 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 proposed entrances to this station; one on the corner of Albert and Mary Streets, and another towards Elizabeth Street and the Queen Street Mall.

Images show concepts for the proposed Albert Street including a large awning providing shade over the main entrance at Mary 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 continues underground through the CBD to a new underground Roma Street station, underneath the existing railway station, which will continue to operate as well.

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.

The site will provide opportunities for enhanced public areas and new commercial and residential spaces. Designs for the station entry allow views of the heritage listed Station Building at Roma Street.

The rail line continues, with the tunnel surfacing just before Exhibition Station. After Exhibition station, the rail line runs through Mayne Yard and rejoins with existing rail network beyond Breakfast Creek.

A map shows the 10 kilometres of new track stretching through the city from Dutton Park to Exhibition station and into the existing northern rail lines.

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Project Benefits

Project Benefits

Cross River Rail will enable a world class turn-up-and-go public transport network, improve our quality of life, help our economy keep growing, and support thousands of jobs.

Jobs and Contracts

Jobs and Contracts

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

Construction

Construction

Learn about the construction approach and current status of works to deliver our 10.2km rail line, 5.9km of twin tunnels and the new and upgraded stations. You can also find information on current works notifications and access impacts.

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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 – Now Open!

    Visit our Experience Centre to explore this transformational project using immersive, innovative digital technologies.

    Entry is free and the Centre will be open to the public six days per week.

    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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