Boggo Road and Southern Area construction update - April and May 2024

The internal wall structure for the new Boggo Road main station building is nearing completion as the new station begins to rise above ground level. Rail installation remains the focus below ground, with the services for the future station being installed.


Pedestrian and cycle bridge update

Over the coming months, out-of-hours work on the bridge will continue, with the installation of the concrete bridge deck,
approaching ramps, drainage, services, canopy and privacy screens. Pedestrian elevators will be delivered for construction and installation later this year.

Boggo Road station update

Construction of the new Boggo Road station continues with the structure rising above ground level. The team continue to work on the construction of the internal walls in preparation for canopy installation.

The installation of rail within the station will continue over the coming months, and upon completion will mark a major milestone for the site. Fit-out activities are also progressing in the station box, with the installation of utility rooms that will service the future station. Key works include the ongoing installation of the platform screen doors.

Southern Portal update

Permanent mechanical and electrical (M&E) fit-out works within the tunnel portal will continue. The southern portal will also have large deliveries of rail and precast track slabs.

Over the coming weeks, landscaping works will be undertaken along Railway Terrace, Dutton & Pound Streets.

Extended rail closures:

There will be track closures and travel changes on the Gold Coast and Beenleigh lines from Friday 29 March until Sunday 14 April to undertake crucial Cross River Rail works and Queensland Rail maintenance. We encourage you to consider your travel options, plan ahead and allow extra travel time by using any of the links below:


View of Boggo Road pedestrian & cycling bridge
View of Boggo Road pedestrian & cycling bridge

Boggo Road construction

Boggo Road

The below works are ongoing and features both day and night work:

  • Ongoing steel installation within the station box
  • Concrete pours scheduled overnight or in the early hours of the morning
  • Use of cranes and other large machinery
  • Delivery and installation of precast concrete segments during the day and at night
  • Ongoing mechanical and electrical fit out work
  • Excavation and construction of retaining wall construction adjacent to the busway
  • Delivery of equipment and materials via Boggo Road, Joe Baker Street and Peter Doherty Street
  • Track installation and associated delivery of materials
  • Vegetation work on Railway Terrace, and Dutton & Pound Streets.


Southern Portal construction

Kent Street

The below works are ongoing and features both day and night work:

  • Use of cranes and other large machinery.
  • Finishing works on installed rail infrastructure within the rail corridor
  • Mechanical and electrical works
  • Delivery of steel rail and precast concrete components for track construction
  • Intermittent road closures with local detours.


Pedestrian and cycle bridge construction

Peter Doherty to Kent Street

The below works are ongoing and features both day and night work:

  • Pedestrian and cycling bridge deck work
  • Out-of-hours concrete pours
  • Delivery and installation of materials at night
  • Delivery of equipment and materials via Boggo Road, Joe Baker Street and Peter Doherty Street in the west plus Kent Street and PA Hospital access road in the east
  • Intermittent road and shared user path closures


General construction hours:

  • Boggo Road station construction hours are 24 hours Monday to Friday and 6:30am to 6:30pm on Saturdays unless advised
  • Southern Tunnel Portal and pedestrian and cycle bridge construction is undertaken 24 hours, seven days a week. This includes work during weekend rail corridor closures.

What to expect during construction:

  • Increased levels of noise, dust and vibration
  • Construction vehicles travelling to and from the worksite via Boggo Road, Joe Baker Street and Peter Doherty Street, Rawnsley Street, Railway Terrace, Dutton Street and Kent Street
  • Delivery of materials and equipment to the worksite at night
  • Extended concrete pours scheduled to start early in the morning
  • Temporary closures of local streets including Kent, Joe Baker and Peter Doherty streets
  • Potential short-term disruption to utility services. Additional notification will be provided if impacts are expected.


If you want to know more, all of this information is available in PDF form:

You can use the below details if you’d like to speak to a member of the Cross River Rail Tunnels and Stations team: