Southern area construction update - May 2022

Extended rail corridor works to rebuild the train line and strengthen the rail bridge next to Railway Terrace are now complete. We would like to thank you for your patience during this time.

Throughout May and June, excavation of the Southern Tunnel Portal, utility service works and Boggo Road station construction will continue.


Boggo Road station construction

Boggo Road station is ongoing as the permanent walls and platforms are constructed within the station box.
Construction activities include:

  • Constructing the internal platforms inside the station cavern
  • Installing steel and concrete to build the station internal walls
  • Delivery of equipment and materials via Boggo Road, Joe Baker Street and Peter Doherty Street.
  • Service investigation and relocation work

Southern Tunnel Portal construction

Work to build the Southern Tunnel Portal continues with the recommencement of excavation following the completion of ground strengthening works and utility relocations on Kent Street and Railway Terrace.

In late May, early construction activities to build the pedestrian and cycle bridge will begin. Ground support activities such as piling within existing worksites will commence from June.

Construction activities include:

  • Earthworks and excavation of soil
  • Piling and related activities within the Boggo road and Kent Street worksites
  • Installing steel and concreting
  • Vegetation clearing on Kent street
  • Utility relocation work to connect the new and existing sewer and stormwater drainage on Kent street and Railway Terrace
  • Below ground concreting and drainage.

Kent Street utility works

Work on Kent Street to connect new and existing utility services will include closures of Kent Street in mid-2022.

Local access will be maintained to Princess Alexandra Hospital, Translational Research Institute, Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence and Metro South Health Laundry. More information will be provided before these works commence.


During construction, you may notice:

  • Construction hours operating 24 hours, Monday to Friday and 6.30am – 6.30pm on Saturdays
  • Construction activities that may generate increased levels of noise, dust and vibration at times
  • 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
  • Extended concrete pours scheduled to start early in the morning
  • Delivery of materials and equipment to the worksite.

Residents who are directly impacted by our works will be contacted closer to the time with specific information on works near to them.

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: