Environmental and geotechnical investigations – Merrimac station

Cross River Rail is transforming the way we travel across all of South East Queensland. The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority is continuing with planning of three new rail stations on the Gold Coast Line to help connect South East Queensland’s growing population. Stations are being planned for Pimpama, Hope Island and Merrimac.


Environmental and geotechnical investigations are continuing and further works are scheduled to continue from 25 October 2021, weather permitting.

These investigations will be used to further refine the station designs. Community consultation on the Merrimac station design will be undertaken in late 2021.

Environmental and geotechnical investigations

Environmental and geotechnical investigations at the Merrimac station site are continuing from 25 October 2021 and will involve:

  • Grass cutting and vegetation clearing on both the eastern and western side of the existing rail corridor
  • Geotechnical investigations using a truck-mounted drill rig
  • Vehicle access will be via Entry Drive and Crelga Court.

Please see map below for more details regarding the work area.

Environmental investigations work area

Environmental investigations for the Merrimac station work area.

Work hours

Standard work times are 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Saturday, however work may occur outside of these hours due to traffic permits and safety requirements.

What to expect

Residents will notice an increase in workers and vehicles in the area.

We appreciate your patience while we undertake these works.

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