Normanby rail corridor construction update - February and March 2024

During February and March 2024, UNITY Alliance will continue works within the Normanby Rail corridor including track modifications, installation of mast foundations, overhead electrical structures, signalling equipment, cable routes and pits within the rail corridor.

 

Details of work

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday during February and March 2024, weather and construction conditions permitting:

  • Removal of redundant structures within the rail corridor
  • Drainage construction and rail service installation around the Northern Portal
  • Earthworks and pavement construction around Bowen Bridge Road and the Northern Portal
  • Installation of mast foundations, overhead electrical structures, signalling equipment, cable routes and pits within the rail corridor
  • Surveying and investigating underground services, such as water, electricity and gas
  • Track work and maintenance
  • Installation of European Train Control Systems (ETCS) equipment including concrete foundations, equipment shelter and signalling radio mast within the rail corridor behind the Brisbane City Council Victoria Park Depot. Please click here for more information on ETCS.

 

Out of hours work

Additional activities will occur outside the project’s normal working hours, as outlined below.

At Spring Hill (in the Normanby rail corridor), and on night shift intermittently between 6:30pm and 6:30am throughout February and March 2024, the following will occur:

  • Concrete deliveries and pours
  • Installation of cable routes and pits within the rail corridor including pulling new cables in conduits
  • Minor earthworks to support signalling installation
  • Track work and maintenance.

At Spring Hill (in the Normanby rail corridor), and between 10:30am Wednesday 14 February to 2:00am Friday 23 February 2024, 2:00am Friday 1 March to 10:00pm Sunday 10 March 2024, and 2:00am Friday 29 March to 2:00am Monday 22 April 2024, the following will occur:

  • Track removal, installation of new turnouts and track construction
  • Installation of mast foundations, overhead electrical structures, signalling equipment, cable routes and pits within
    the rail corridor
  • Earthworks, pavement construction and installation of drainage
  • Concrete deliveries and pours
  • Track work and maintenance.

 

Normanby rail corridor work area

Map showing the work area within the Normanby rail corridor adjacent to the Inner City Bypass between College Road and the Victoria Park Land Bridge.
 

What to expect

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

  • Light vehicles, trucks and machinery including excavators with hydraulic hammers, mobile cranes, small power tools, drills, saws, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light the work areas at night
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • Increased levels of noise, vibration and dust associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment
  • Access into the rail corridor will be via the Victoria Park access road off Gregory Terrace.

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


 

Further information

Please find below two fact sheets entitled Signalling for seamless and safe train travel and Radio masts and antennas providing information about the new railway signalling system and detailing how the technology and infrastructure works.