How Cross River Rail will transform travel for residents in the Sunshine Coast

With the population of the Sunshine Coast expected to grow from 346,000 people in 2021 to 545,000 people in 2046, a second rail path through the inner-city unlocks multiple benefits for passengers travelling on the Sunshine Coast line.

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Shorter journeys door-to-door

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Trains running direct to new underground stations in convenient locations

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Save up to 20 minute reaching The Gabba or RNA Showgrounds

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Save up to 10 minutes reaching the PA or RBW hospitals

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Save up to 15 minutes reaching the CBD, Eagle Street & Queens Wharf

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Increased frequency of trains

With less pressure on a single river crossing, frequency of trains can be increased as our population grows.

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Improved network reliability

A second rail path through the core of the network will mean fewer disruptions due to train services.

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Future rail improvements

Cross River Rail makes the Beerburrum to Nambour upgrade and Beerwah to Maroochydore rail line more viable.

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Eased congestion on major roads

Improved rail services will help to ease congestion on major roads such as the Bruce Highway, Nambour Connection Road and Steve Irwin Way.