Early Works between Roma Street and Exhibition Stations

From late September 2019, the UNITY Alliance will commence work within the rail corridor between Roma Street and Exhibition stations to prepare for construction of the Cross River Rail project.


Details of work

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday during September and
October 2019:

  • Installing construction signage across the corridor
  • Placing temporary fencing, and erosion and sediment controls
  • Delivery trucks and workers’ vehicles entering the rail corridor via the existing sealed road through Victoria Park
  • Establishing temporary site compounds and worker facilities within the rail corridor near the pedestrian overbridge
  • Removing unnecessary tracks and sleepers
  • Surveying and investigating underground services, such as water, electricity and gas
  • Removing unnecessary masts (poles that hold up overhead wires) and overhead wires
  • Minor earthworks.


Out of hours works

In addition to the activities scheduled during normal work hours, the activities outlined below are scheduled to occur at
night outside of the project’s normal working hours, weather and construction conditions permitting.

  • Location:Normanby tracks between Roma Street and Exhibition stations – adjacent to the Inner City Bypass (see map below)
  • Date and hours of work:Between 2:00am Saturday 21 September and 2:00am Monday 23 September
  • Type of work: Minor track work, disconnecting and removing some sections of tracks, testing underground rock and soil condition, and surveying within the rail corridor.


These activities will involve:

  • Light vehicles, trucks and machinery including excavators and mobile cranes
  • Small power tools, drills, saws, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light the work areas at


What to expect

During these activities, you may notice some minor disruptions such as:

  • Increased levels of localised noise and dust from the use of machinery and equipment
  • Increased construction vehicle movements on local roads and within the project corridor
  • Delivery of plant, materials and equipment to the project corridor.

Workers may arrive onsite one hour prior to the planned start time to prepare for the day’s activities. Every effort will be
made to keep disruption to a minimum for nearby residents and businesses. This includes ‘toolbox talks’ with work crews
to remind them of out-of-hours work protocols – for example, no shouting or beeping car horns.

We appreciate your patience during the construction period and will continue to update you as work progresses.