Rocklea station construction update - April 2024

During April 2024, UNITY Alliance will continue service relocation works, overpass and station building fit out, drainage works, retaining walls, platform and commuter carpark construction.


Details of work

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday during April 2024, weather and construction conditions permitting:

  • Continue construction of the commuter carpark and station entry including concreting and landscaping
  • Continue fit out of the new pedestrian overpass and lifts including electrical, lighting and flooring
  • Continue fit out of station building and platforms including installation of services (e.g., water, electrical).


Out of hours work

The following activities will occur outside the project’s normal working hours, as outlined below:

At Rocklea station and in the rail corridor, and intermittently between 6:30pm and 6:30am during April 2024, the following works will occur:

  • Delivering materials and equipment onto station platforms and removal of materials from site
  • Station platform and building concrete pours, including dewatering using vacuum trucks when required
  • Station canopy construction including welding and grinding.

At Rocklea station and in the rail corridor, between 2:00am Monday 8 and 12:00am Sunday 14 April 2024, the following works will occur:

  • Istallation of structural steel for station buildings and canopies
  • Installation of overhead electrical wire foundations and masts
  • Cable service route installation including excavation (and drilling), and installation of under track crossings for services (e.g., water, electrical)
  • Platform construction including installation of coping edge (tiles) and tactiles, buildings fit out and installation of services (e.g., water, electrical).


Work areas and construction access points at Rocklea station

Map showing work areas at Rocklea station and no pedestrian access between Brooke Street and Railway Parade.


What to expect

During these works you may notice some intermittent disruptions such as:

  • Trucks and machinery including loaders, excavators with jackhammers and rock breakers (when required), vacuum trucks, concrete trucks, pump trucks, mobile cranes, saws, small power tools, minor vibrating equipment, and mobile lighting towers to light work areas at night
  • Changes around your local areas such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • Increased noise, vibration and dust associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment.
  • 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. Learn more at the dedicated webpage.

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

Cross River Rail won’t just transform Brisbane, it will transform the way we travel across South East Queensland. But building Cross River Rail means changes to travel and transport services during construction. Plan your journey by using the links below: