Hope Island station construction update - July 2024

Acciona Georgiou Joint Venture (AGJV) has been awarded the contract to design and build Hope Island station, with major construction now underway. Key construction activities to be carried out in July are outlined below.


Civil works

Civil works will continue within the future Hope Island station work area in Mangrove Jack Park.

Works will include:

  • General earthworks
  • Relocation of underground utility services
  • Ongoing site investigation works
  • Pile break back works at completed piles
  • Vegetation clearing to accommodate future works


Sub-structure construction

Construction of the platform substructure will continue. The substructure includes the platform columns, headstock and plaza foundations.

Works will include the erection of scaffolding around completed piles and the use of cranes, concrete trucks, and pumps.

Due to site conditions, concrete pours for the platform substructure may be completed outside of normal construction hours.

Installation of girders

Platform girders will begin to be installed from July.

This work will require the use of cranes and truck movements to deliver equipment and material to and from site with some deliveries and installations taking place out of hours as required.

Work area

Work area and access changes at Hope Island.


Construction hours

The majority of works will be undertaken between 7:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Saturday, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Some rail corridor works are planned to occur outside the project’s normal working hours when there is reduced rail traffic to ensure works can be completed safely and efficiently. Out of hours rail corridor works are scheduled for:

  • Saturday 27 July from 5:00am to Sunday 28 July 10:00pm


What to expect

  • Construction activities may generate increased levels of noise, dust, and vibration in the area associated with the use of construction equipment. Every effort will be taken to keep noise to a minimum
  • Comprehensive management plans and onsite controls have been established to monitor and mitigate impacts of construction, such as water carts for dust suppression
  • The use of machinery including graders, excavators, trucks, compaction equipment, vacuum trucks, cranes, water carts, drill rigs, and other hand-held tools
  • Vegetation clearing, in accordance with all relevant approvals, using fauna spotter/catchers
  • Increased truck movements and workforce on site
  • Pedestrian changes in Mangrove Jack Park, as per the map above

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

Changes to the way you travel

Until 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.

On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July, buses will replace trains between Varsity Lakes and Beenleigh as Cross River Rail undertakes works at the new Pimpama, Hope Island and Merrimac stations. 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: