Cross River Rail is now a project in delivery.

The Project is already in delivery with an extensive program of early works well progressed.

Early works for the project have been underway since August 2017. This has included geotechnical investigations (or borehole drilling), subsurface public utility investigations, baseline monitoring, demolition work (now completed at the Woolloongabba site) and the construction of the temporary Coach Terminal at Roma Street.

Construction works will commence in late 2019, with contractors establishing sites at Woolloongabba, Boggo Road, Albert Street and Roma Street with other sites to follow in 2020.

Major construction works on Cross River Rail are due to be completed in 2024.

Albert Street Construction

Albert Street Construction

The new Cross River Rail Albert Street underground station will provide improved public transport to residents, students and workers in the southern end of the city, creating a new hub at the corner of Albert and Mary Streets. To enable construction of Cross River Rail, the section of Albert Street between Mary and Charlotte streets will be closed to vehicles from September 2019.

Boggo Road Construction

Boggo Road Construction

This new underground station will see Boggo Road become South East Queensland’s second busiest transport interchange, with over 22,000 commuters using the new station each week day, by 2036. A new station at Boggo Road will stimulate the growth of the existing health, science and education precinct which is already home to thousands of employees.

Exhibition Construction

Exhibition Construction

From Monday 9 September, the UNITY Alliance will establish a permanent site compound off Gilchrist Avenue, Herston, in preparation for the start of construction of Cross River Rail. The new site compound will be located adjacent to the Inner City Bypass and Victoria Park playing fields for the duration of the project

Roma Street Construction

Roma Street Construction

A new underground station at Roma Street will link passengers with the existing suburban bus and rail networks, the Brisbane City Council Metro services, as well as regional and interstate bus and train services. Demolition of existing buildings will begin in late-2019, totally transforming the whole precinct by 2025.

Woolloongabba Construction

Woolloongabba Construction

The area between Vulture Street and Stanley Street in Woolloongabba, directly adjacent to the Woolloongabba Busway, will become the staging area for the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) and Roadheaders. These TBMs will be used to drill the twin tunnels after which the site will become the location of the new underground Woolloongabba station.

Shorncliffe Line Works

Shorncliffe Line Works

Over the coming months Hitachi Rail will undertake early works in preparation for ETCS implementation. This includes electrical cable testing at various locations along the Shorncliffe Line. This work involves Hitachi Rail inspecting and testing existing cable infrastructure to assess if existing cables can be re-used or if new infrastructure must be installed.

Southside Stations Upgrade Construction

Southside Stations Upgrade Construction

Six stations on Brisbane’s southside- Salisbury, Rocklea, Moorooka, Yerongpilly, Yeronga, and Fairfield – will benefit from significant upgrades as part of the $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project. Station upgrades will include new overpasses and passenger lifts, accessible parking bays, new kiss’n’ride spaces, platform improvements and bike enclosures.

Borehole Drilling

Borehole Drilling

Early works for the project have been underway since August 2017. Underground geotechnical investigations (or borehole drilling) will help identify any soil, rock or other features that may impact tunnelling works or station construction.

Disruptions

Disruptions

Work is underway on Brisbane’s new underground and while that means the whole of South East Queensland can start looking forward to more trains more often, right now it means changes to roads, footpaths and public transport services while we begin construction at multiple worksites around the city.

Work Notices

Check where work has started, what's coming up and how it will impact you.