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.