Early works between Fairfield & Salisbury stations

From mid-October until November 2019, the UNITY Alliance will commence investigation activities for Rail, Integration and Systems (RIS) works as part of the Cross River Rail project.

Details of work

Activities will include:

  • Underground rock and soil condition testing, such as drilling bore holes, potholing and test pits
  • Use of machinery such as trucks, excavators, back-hoes and utility-mounted drill rigs
  • Survey of tracks, public utilities and other rail infrastructure.

What to expect

Site investigations will be undertaken within the Queensland Rail corridor from Fairfield to Salisbury stations during both day and night shifts:

  • Day shift – 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Saturday
  • Night shift – Due to worker safety some works will be required to be undertaken after the last train service and before the first (typically between 11:00pm and 4:00am) when no trains are running.

During construction, you may notice some changes around your local area such as:

  • Increased levels of localised noise from the use of machinery and equipment such as drilling rigs and excavators
  • Use of lighting towers to light the work area
  • Noise disturbance during delivery and unloading of material and equipment.

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 residents and businesses in proximity to the project site. 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 this work and will continue to update you as work progresses.

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