Hope Island station – Site Investigations

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 and delivery 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.


Details of work

From Tuesday 11 April 2023, site investigations are scheduled to commence in Mangrove Jack Park and along Hope Island Road, Helensvale, in preparation for the new Hope Island Station. Investigations will include:

  • Geotechnical investigations using both truck and track-mounted drill rigs.
  • Survey and identification of existing utility services using a vacuum excavation truck.

These investigations will continue for approximately two months, weather and site conditions permitting, and will be used to further refine the station designs.

What to expect

Works will be undertaken at ground level within the rail corridor, in Mangrove Jack Park and along Hope Island Road.

Traffic controls will be in place while investigations are undertaken along Hope Island Road and residents will see an increase of workers in the area. For further details on the location of these activities please see the map below.

We appreciate your patience while we undertake these works.

Geotechnical investigations work area

Geotechnical investigations work area at Hope Island.


Work hours

Works will be undertaken between 7:00am until 6:00pm Monday to Friday, and 8:00am to 1:00pm Saturday, however work may occur outside of these hours due to safety requirements.


If you have any enquiries or wish to speak with a member of the project team, please use the contact details below:

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