Rocklea station reopening

On Monday 8 July 2024, Queensland Rail and Translink in collaboration with UNITY Alliance will reopen Rocklea station to train services. The station will be fully accessible, providing a better transport experience for all customers.

Thank you for your ongoing patience during the accessibility rebuild of Rocklea station.

When the station reopens on Monday 8 July, all major construction will be complete. Customers will be able to access the station via two new accessible entrances on Brooke Street and Railway Parade (see map over page).

Rocklea station’s new accessible features include a new pedestrian overpass and vertical transport system with three lifts, improved access to platforms, accessible car parking and kiss ‘n’ ride car parking in the Brooke Street commuter car park.

In addition to the station’s new accessible features, other improvements include a new (third) platform, new station buildings and public amenities, upgraded platforms and a new secure bicycle storage facility. If you would like to use the new bicycle storage facility, head to the Queensland Rail website for more details.

Rocklea station access and facilities guide

Map of the new Rocklea station including expanded car parking.

Details of ongoing work

Some minor construction works outlined below will continue until late-2024, during standard hours between 6.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Saturday:

  • Testing of services (e.g., electrical, communication)
  • Minor patching, painting, sealing, and steel and concrete repairs on the pedestrian overpass, station platforms and buildings
  • Ongoing maintenance of landscaping.

Some activities will be completed outside of standard working hours and during planned track closures. UNITY Alliance will notify residents and businesses before out of hours works are scheduled to take place.

What to expect

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

  • Trucks and machinery including 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 when required
  • 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.

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

From Saturday 15 June to Sunday 7 July, there will be track closures and travel changes across the train network to undertake
crucial Cross River Rail and Queensland Rail works. There will be significant changes to train services on the Beenleigh and Gold
Coast lines over the 23-day period.

If you are planning to travel during this time, we encourage you to consider your travel options, plan ahead and allow extra travel time by using the links below:

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