Rocklea station construction update - September 2022

During August 2022, UNITY Alliance installed overhead electrical mast at Rocklea station. On 12 September the station closed to customers. Following the closure, early investigation works, and site establishment activities will commence.

 

Rocklea station (and commuter car park) is now closed until late 2023 as part of the Cross River Rail station rebuilds program. The station is being rebuilt to increase accessibility and create a better transport experience for all customers.

Details of work

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday in late-August and during September, weather and construction conditions permitting:

  • Delivery of site offices and materials through the commuter car park via Station Street (see map below)
  • Site establishment activities including:
    • Setting up site offices and laydown areas (see map below for locations)
    • Installation of temporary fencing around work area.
  • Removal of station furniture (e.g., seating, bins, light poles)
  • Hydro excavation to locate utility services on Station Street near the commuter car park. Traffic control will be in place to assist with traffic movements.

The following activities will occur inside the rail corridor outside the project’s normal working hours when no trains are operating.

At Brooke Street, Rocklea and between 8:00pm Thursday 1 and 5:00am Wednesday 7 September 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Line marking on Brooke Street to establish the StationLink route 109 stop, and no parking areas in front of the commuter car park and cafe (please see map below).

At Rocklea station and between 10:00pm and 4:00am intermittently from Monday 12 to Friday 30 September 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Installation of station platform safety fencing
  • Installation of construction and traffic signage.

At Rocklea station and between 6:00am Saturday to 10:00pm Sunday on 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25 September 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Installation of station platform safety fencing
  • Service investigation and under track crossing conduits installation works
  • Station platform and track survey works.

 

Work locations at Rocklea station

Map showing work areas and pedestrian movements around works.
 

What to expect

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

  • The commuter car park and pedestrian bridge will be closed from 12 September 2022 until late 2023 while the station is being rebuilt
  • Light vehicles, trucks, excavators with hydraulic hammers, vacuum trucks, concrete pumps and trucks, loader, mobile crane, saws, small power tools, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light work areas at night
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • Some noise, vibration and dust associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment.

We appreciate your patience during construction and will continue to update you as work progresses.
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Rocklea station construction update - September to October 2022

During September and October, UNITY Alliance will be undertaking a significant amount of work within the Rocklea station rail corridor to begin works on the rebuild of the station

On Monday 12 September 2022, Rocklea Station closed as part of the Cross River Rail station rebuilds program. The station is being rebuilt to increase accessibility and create a better transport experience for all customers.
 

Details of work

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday during September and October 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting:

  • Delivery of materials to site via Station Street and Brooke Street
  • Continue site compound construction including connection of services and installation of fencing
  • Commence inground service relocation including excavation and installing service conduits and pits
  • Commence drainage installation
  • Installation of station platform formwork and concreting
  • Installation of temporary fencing around work areas.

 

Track works: Saturday 1 to Sunday 9 October 2022

To undertake critical Cross River Rail works, there will be an extended nine-day track closure from Saturday 1 until Sunday 9 October. During this time works will be undertaken at Rocklea station continuously during the day and night to maximise the time trains are not operating in the rail corridor. The following works will be undertaken during this period:

  • Site establishment including delivery of heavy machinery via Brooke Street. Traffic control will be in place to assist motorists
  • Removal of track, sleepers and overhead electrical lines for excavation works
  • Track reinstatement, maintenance and tamping activities
  • Removal of existing station buildings and timber pedestrian overpass
  • Demolition of station platforms and bulk excavation
  • Installing drainage, new services, and pre-cast concrete platform retaining wall.

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

At Rocklea station and between 6:30pm and 6:30am throughout September, the following works will occur:

  • Installation of station safety fencing
  • Service decommission works and removal of materials from site

At Rocklea station and between 3:00am and 6:30am during October 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Platform concrete slab pours using concrete trucks and pump trucks.

At Rocklea station and between 6:00am Saturday 15 to 10:00pm Sunday 16 October 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Cable service relocation works including trench excavation
  • Installation of pre-cast concrete platforms.

 

Work locations at Rocklea station

Map of the Rocklea station October works area.

 

Rocklea station heritage shelter

The heritage shelter at Rocklea Station will be safely removed and stored. The Delivery Authority and its contractors are continuing to work with relevant stakeholders to finalise arrangements for the Rocklea Station shelter in line with relevant heritage management requirements. The project team will continue to keep the community informed.
 

What to expect

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

  • Increased construction traffic on local roads. Traffic control will be in place at site access points (refer to map) on Station Street and Brooke Street to assist motorists. Access will be maintained to local properties under traffic control guidance
  • Trucks and machinery including graders, frontend loaders, excavators with rock breakers, vacuum trucks, trucks, mobile cranes, rail cutting 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.

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: